Coming Out of the Grave

A Plot, a crucifixion, darkness; then, as we read in the Gospels, a rending of the veil of the temple from top to bottom, a breaking of rocks, an earthquake—and afterwards the resurrection of the best man who ever lived, Christ Jesus! Such were the marvelous phenomena attendant upon the greatest power over crime ever demonstrated. The might of Mind shook mortality to the very depths, crumbled rocklike beliefs into nothingness, broke supposititious laws of matter, caused error to destroy itself, and exposed the lie of death. Yea, the rending of the veil aroused buried hopes and deadened energies, animated consciousness with newness of life, and proved the triumph of Love over hate. He who through the power of Truth rent the veil of the flesh, not only rent it for himself, but showed the way of life for all humanity throughout all time.

Solomon declared, "In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death." Can purity decay; can moral courage be killed; can honesty be buried? No! Being no part of a material body, true character is above the deterioration and dissolution of so-called organic matter; spiritual qualities die not, are not subject to corporeal sense. The idea of incorporeal manhood and womanhood can no more be put into the ground than can intelligence be put under the sod.

The divine good that moved the prophets and apostles in the days of old, is it not still a living afflatus in human consciousness, influencing and blessing all who respond to it? Verily, those who live in good alone live beyond the pale of mortality. In order to be demonstrated as immortal, the individualization of goodness needs only to be seen as apart from the belief of life in matter, seen in its indissoluble connection with divine Principle. Animated with the life-giving forces of the divine nature, individual spiritual consciousness is indestructible. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy we read (p. 75), "Jesus restored Lazarus by the understanding that Lazarus had never died, not by an admission that his body had died and then lived again."

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Life Is God, Good
April 15, 1933

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