Putting on Christ

To many has come Paul's commanding appeal, "Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ." The words are quoted frequently throughout Christendom, and are often considered an especially suitable trumpet call to young people leaving the shelter of home and school, and going out into the world.

The phrase is inspired, solemn, and impressive. But in spite of this many a listener who has heard the words has wondered what they meant. The problem is to find out what definite message this command brings, and how it can be made a living, active, helpful reality in one's consciousness.

Mrs. Eddy speaks of Christ (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 331) as "the spiritual idea of sonship." A son accepts his human parentage as a fact which admits of no argument. He knows that, whatever happens, nothing can change the relationship. Through this human relationship may be caught a glimpse of the spiritual sonship with God which is the eternal status of man.

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September 19, 1931

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