Divine Energy

True energy emanates from Spirit, God, and is eternally represented in the consciousness of spiritual man. This divine and purposeful energy is allied to wisdom, strength, and peace. In "Retrospection and Introspection" (p. 30) Mrs. Eddy refers to "the invincible and infinite energies of Truth and Love, as contrasted with the foibles and fables of finite mind and material existence." These spiritual energies are entirely separate from the counterfeit energy of mortal mind, which is subject to misdirection, overaction, and reaction.

Previous to his conversion, Paul was deceived into carrying on his persecution of the early Christian with defiant energy. But when, as he relates, "it pleased God ... to reveal his Son in me," spiritual illumination came to him, and the futile self-will which formerly misgoverned him subsided. Thenceforth Paul's spiritually energetic labors on behalf of the early Christians were constructive and protective.

July 30, 1938

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