The accepted definition of "ambassador" is: a minister of the highest rank representing the sovereign power of his state at a foreign court. The ambassador for Christ, Truth, represents not a material, but a spiritual kingdom, whose sovereign is none other than God, Spirit. Occupying so important a place in human affairs, an ambassador has always before his mental vision the honor and dignity as well as the interests of his country, the safeguarding of which is a primary consideration with him.

If that be so in ordinary human affairs, it is vital in those of the Spirit. In this, as in all other respects, Christ Jesus is the great Exemplar for everyone to emulate. To him, love for God and man was not only absorbing, but also the motive power of his wonderful ministry. This love permeated all his actions, and it culminated in the sublime, unparalleled triumph—his resurrection and ascension—unquestionable proofs of man's birthright, eternal life. His mission was to show the way of salvation to all mankind through realizing man's at-one-ment with God. His gospel was unfolded not alone in words, but much more by works. He blessed his enemies, healed the sick, fed the multitudes, cast out devils, raised the dead, and withal dealt lovingly and compassionately with all those with whom he came in contact. Christ Jesus, more than all others, was richly endowed; but all have the same source to draw from, all having the same Father-Mother God.

Christian Science has brought to this age the enlightened knowledge of the Master's methods in his demonstrations of healing and regeneration. The Principle and rules thereof are elucidated in its textbook. To Christ Jesus the primal and everlasting facts of spiritual existence were the only realities. God's supreme law governing all in perfect harmony was the only law he acknowledged and obeyed; man, perfect and spiritual as his Maker, God, was the only concept he accepted. Thus abiding in the eternal truth of God's creation and government, with their unchanging harmony, and actuated by unselfed love, he annulled the claim of life and intelligence in matter, with its resultant effects of sin, disease, and death.

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Above All We Ask
October 10, 1936

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