Communion and Companionship

The question has been asked, Is it possible for any one of us, in these modern days, so to live that we may walk and talk with God? Our beloved Leader answers this question indirectly when she speaks on page 36 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," of finding "bliss in the blessed company of Truth and Love." We learn in Christian Science that it is, indeed, possible so to live, and thus to attain to this blessed sense of companionship; and Mrs. Eddy confirms this still further when she says (Christian Healing, p. 2), "The genius of Christianity is works more than words; a calm and steadfast communion with God."

We think of Jesus the Christ as seeing his real selfhood as ever at-one with God, and himself as ever about his Father's business, mingling throughout the day with the motley crowd, preaching the gospel, healing the sick, and raising the dead. But as night falls we catch another view of him, as he moves quietly away from the throng and proceeds to the mount where, through the still hours of the night, he communes still more closely with God, and gains fresh inspiration and strength and guidance for his work in the coming day.

How very important that we follow his example! These quiet hours of communion are periods of respite from the clamor of mortal sense; and this companionship with divine Love is quiet, unlabored, and beautiful. Finite language cannot describe it, but it describes itself in healing and blessing. Only as we make this quest of divine companionship the supreme desire of our lives can we hope to reach it. It means going through the day hand in hand with our Father, looking constantly to Him, trusting Him, depending upon Him, and thus reflecting to those about us the wonder of His beauty and perfection.

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In Witness
July 9, 1932

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