"And it was winter"

"And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly."

When Jesus walked in Solomon's porch, it is altogether likely that, conscious as he always was of the protecting presence of divine Life and Love, he was undisturbed by the chill winds from Mount Hermon. Likewise, he was unmoved by the cruelty and ruthlessness of his opponents who thrust at him the challenge, "If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly." Confronted at this time, as upon many other occasions, by the antagonism of those who failed to understand his teachings and consequently to appreciate his mission, Jesus met their hostile gibes with imperturbable serenity and poise. His spiritual equilibrium was not disturbed by the opposing forces of human opinion. His assurance and calm were due to his recognition of the fact that spiritual man is at all times perfectly secure as the expression of divine Mind.

From this vantage point of perfect spiritual stability, Jesus proceeded to account for his Messiahship in words that he evidently hoped would appeal to the reason of his hearers. But apparently failing to penetrate the mental barrier which false theological teachings erected between him and his antagonists, he finally concluded the argument with these words: "If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him."

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Item of Interest
Item of Interest
December 4, 1937

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