"The hope of the race"

Speaking of Jesus' "unfaltering faith in the immortality of Truth," as shown in his words, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away," Mrs. Eddy says (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 163), "And they have not: they still live; and are the basis of divine liberty, the medium of Mind, the hope of the race."

As we meditate upon the truth to be found in these in statements, do we not begin to see clearly that our true individuality has its abode in Mind and cannot possibly be found anywhere else? Jesus illustrated this scientific fact very plainly when, in answer to the rich young man's salutation, "Good Master," he said, "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God." By this statement, was not Jesus showing that good is entirely spiritual, a quality to be found only in man's reflection of Spirit, God? So is the lesson brought vividly home to us, to look away from mortal mind or matter as good, and hold to the complete and constant acknowledgment of God as the one and only Mind, the supreme power and presence.

As Jesus impersonalized good, in his statement to the rich young man, so does Christian Science impersonalize evil. "Evil has no reality," Mrs. Eddy says on page 71 of her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." "It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense."

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Spiritual Reward
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