Integrity

A Student, after considering a dictionary definition of "integrity," read the following statement by Mrs. Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 448) in a new light: "Evasion of Truth cripples integrity, and casts thee down from the pinnacle." She found "integrity" defined in part as follows: "State or quality of being complete or unimpaired, wholeness, soundness, purity." This led her to see that, spiritually considered, integrity is a quality expressing the perfect unity of God and man, or the spiritual man's unimpaired consciousness.

In the account of the stilling of the storm by Christ Jesus, the ship on the storm-tossed lake might be likened to individual human consciousness buffeted on the waters of mortal mind. The question of importance is, How does it bear itself; to what extent is it found unimpaired? The narrative in three of the Gospels shows the great difference between the depth of fear to which the consciousness of the more or less ignorant disciples could sink and the height to which the illumined consciousness of Christ Jesus could rise under the same circumstances.

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