Spiritual Citizenship

When Jesus commanded his disciples, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature," he did not speak of this world as composed of so many different states and political divisions. His concept of the world embraced universal humanity, for whom his vital message of the Christ, Truth, was to be the promised Messiah. While the Master's vision extended far beyond the physical universe into the kingdom of divine Mind with its spiritual ideas, yet his immortal teachings were neither vague nor hypothetical. Definite and progressive steps he laid down and demonstrated not only for his disciples but for posterity who would seek to establish citizenship in the spiritual kingdom.

How was this gospel of God's kingdom to be established on earth? That the change was not to be arrived at politically, and that the spiritual kingdom could not be ordained by physical force, is assured in the Master's declaration to Pilate, "My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered: ... but now is my kingdom not from hence."

One in Quality
November 14, 1936

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