Good Omnipresent

Mortals are prone to regard the possession of permanent good as a future possibility rather than as a present actuality. The distant horizon is scanned for the blessings for which the heart yearns, while in reality they lie all about, ready to be wrought into life's experiences. Pearls of the greatest price are cast at our very feet, and yet we recognize them not. A noted lecturer was wont to speak of "acres of diamonds," thus phrasing the precious blessings which in limitless bounty lie in store for all who will prepare to receive them.

God's bounty is without stint; is not partial; is bestowed upon all. Mrs. Eddy expresses this concisely on page 13 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals." No less appealingly did Christ Jesus assure his disciples, "It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." And what is this kingdom but the spiritualized consciousness which enables its possessor to overcome the sense of lack in every direction; that is, to realize the omnipresence of infinite good? Therefore, since God is infinite and good, good is ever present; in fact, good is the only presence. This understanding precludes the possibility of the opposite of good, that is, evil, having presence or reality. When mortals awake to this transcendent truth, they will no longer be harassed by a sense of lack in any direction. They will be constantly aware of the fullness of God's bounty. The poet puts this fact in attractive phrase:

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Deliverance from Materiality
April 27, 1929

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