In speaking of Christ Jesus, Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 51), "He was inspired by God, by Truth and Love, in all that he said and did." Here is indicated the secret of the gracious words that fell from his lips, for he himself said, "I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things."

When someone asks us about Christian Science, our desire is that we may be inspired by God, divine Mind, to give to the seeker for Truth just what he needs, and in a way that he can understand it. When teaching in Sunday school we desire that we may be inspired to teach in just the way that will help the pupils to gain a demonstrable understanding of Truth. And our prayer is that we may be inspired to tell of the Father's great goodness in such a way that those who are attending a testimony meeting for the first time will be encouraged to turn to Truth for help, and that those who are already students of Christian Science may also be inspired.

But, someone may ask, is it possible for men to be inspired by God today? Was not this possible only in Bible times? God is "the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." Therefore, since men were inspired by Truth and Love then, they can be inspired by God, divine Mind, today. How can we be inspired by Truth and Love? Let us consider the source of the great Master's inspiration. He was certainly conscious of God as ever-present Mind, and talked with God as his Father. He knew that the real man, the true selfhood of all, is the reflection of God, perfect Mind; for he said, "The son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." His realization of these two facts, namely, that God is the ever-present, all-knowing Mind, and that man, the image and likeness of God, expresses Mind—even as the reflection in the mirror reproduces the actions of the one in front of the mirror—enabled him to be divinely inspired.

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Benefits of Working Rightly
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