The Infinite Resources of God

How far off God sometimes seems to be to the darkened sense of mortals! To thought that is sinful or that is believing in the reality of disease, pain, sorrow, or death, God always appears to be afar off. It is a fact that many to-day are living in the belief that they are quite separate from God, and that, accordingly, they are cut off from His aid, from the resources of good which they probably admit would be theirs were they able to avail themselves of them.

Now the aim of Christian Science is to teach men the nature of God and of man, His image and likeness, and the relationship which perpetually exists between God and the real man; for thereby men are made aware of how to utilize the divine resources. Christian Science affirms that God is infinite Mind; that man is Mind's idea; and that the relationship between Mind and Mind's idea, man, is one of constant giving and receiving. It declares, further, that because man is the image of God, man reflects all the qualities of perfect Mind. This is the same as saying that the infinite resources of God belong to man; and this is true whatever material sense may seem to say to the contrary. It is, however, only as men grasp the truth, the absolute truth set forth in Christian Science, that they are able to avail themselves by rule of God's unlimited goodness and to shake themselves free of the fetters of limiting mortal belief. "Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind," writes Mrs. Eddy on page 60 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures;" "and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul."

Mankind is not, then, without hope, however dark may be the outlook. For what is despondency but the seeming effect of erroneous belief? The real spiritual selfhood of the sinner is never apart from God; the real spiritual selfhood of the sufferer is never apart from God. Neither sin, disease, nor death ever in the slightest degree alters the eternal at-one-ment existing between God and the real man. What, then, must the sinner who would be free from sin, do? He must understand man's unity with God, good, and deny reality to evil. He must utilize the resources of God, Soul, by perceiving Soul's allness and matter's nothingness. Thus will he see the futility of believing in and practicing evil; thus will he attain to a life of steadfast goodness.

Universal Good
April 5, 1930

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