The Kingdom Within

Christ Jesus said, "The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." This kingdom is independent of person, place, or thing. It is found in reflecting God, the one good.

Mary Baker Eddy defines heaven as "harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 587). In the government of divine Principle there is no misgovernment, no materiality, no subversive evil, nothing to dismay or to deceive. And there is no self-will. The individual who gives in to the headstrong will of mortal mind sooner or later finds himself victimized by unbridled self-indulgence, leading him on to suffering and failure. But pure spirituality, strength, dominion, are at hand for one who honestly and in all his ways reaches out for "government by divine Principle." Human meekness makes way for spiritual might.

Preparation for Easter
April 9, 1938

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