Man's At-one-ment with God

When Jesus declared, "I and my Father are one," he set forth in one terse sentence the profound spiritual fact that his true selfhood was inseparable from the creator. Present-day followers of the Master may also entertain a clear and certain realization of the unity of their real being with God. On page 4 of "Pulpit and Press" Mary Baker Eddy has written, "You have simply to preserve a scientific, positive sense of unity with your divine source, and daily demonstrate this."

Truly, each day affords opportunities to demonstrate man's at-one-ment with God. Whatever one's human activity may be—in the business world, in homemaking, in church work, or in society—myriad occasions present themselves to exemplify man's unity with his Maker.

In Jesus' parable of the prodigal, the son is temporarily mesmerized into leaving his father's home, and in "a far country" he endeavors to find satisfaction in materiality. After many bitter disappointments, he is awakened to the folly of it all and declares, "I will arise and go to my father." And it is further related that his father reassures him and welcomes him home.

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