Awakening to Our True Selfhood

Christ Jesus knew with marvelous clarity the nature of man's true selfhood and its relation to God. He was deeply conscious of the fatherhood of God and of man's sonship with Him; of God as the perfect creator and of man as His perfect creation. These words of his, recorded in the fourth Gospel (John 10:15, 30), show this plainly: "As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father;" and, "I and my Father are one." They are illuminating on the question of the true status of man as the son of God. In bearing witness to his own relationship to the Father, Jesus was stating the true spiritual relationship of all men to God.

Until Christian Science came with its elucidation of the Science of being, mankind generally regarded the relation between God and man as mysterious and mystical. Christian Science has dispelled the mystery and the mysticism, and in a very simple manner. How can we say this of a question which has puzzled men throughout the ages? We can do so because this Science states the nature of God and the nature of man without the slightest trace of ambiguity. God the Father is Mind, it declares, and man is Mind's idea, reflecting the qualities of Mind. We thus understand that man is coexistent with God, as idea with Mind, as son with the Father. And thus, also, we perceive that our true selfhood is altogether spiritual, an individual consciousness which is wholly dependent upon its divine Principle, God, in accordance with Jesus' words (John 5:19), "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise."

The Might of Spirit
March 18, 1939

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