"The finger of God"

Having repudiated the accusation of the Pharisees who declared that he healed through Beelzebub, the chief of the devils, Jesus added, "But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you." We ask ourselves, What is this finger of God? It is every thought which points to Life, Love, Spirit, and away from their opposites. If for one moment we mentally contemplate error as though it were real, we are looking away from Spirit to matter, away from good to evil, away from heaven to hell. Yet there is really but one true way to envisage all things; there is but one way to think, to act, to grow, to love, and that is the spiritual way. Christian Science indicates that this finger of God, good, is the power of Love, dispelling doubt and fear. It is the action of divine Principle in human consciousness, drawing it Godward. It is everything that is healthful, pure, and wise.

Speaking of the impelling power of "angels," or exalted thoughts, Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 299), "With white fingers they point upward to a new and glorified trust, to higher ideals of life and its joys;" and white is, doubtless, the symbol of purity and completeness. Are we always looking at what is true? Are we sacredly entertaining spiritual ideas, which blot out all discord?

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