The Unbroken Round of Existence

The New Testament records, quite naturally, are replete with the sayings and doings of Christ Jesus. He himself virtually reduced his resplendent career to a single remarkable sentence when he declared at the last supper, "I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father." On another occasion, in recognition of the pre-existence of his spiritual selfhood, he prayed, "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was." Here is portrayed the unbroken round of individual spiritual existence, stemming from the universal Life we call God, and confirming his identity therewith notwithstanding a supposititious separation therefrom; for in the Science of being, it must be kept in mind, Jesus never really left heaven for earth, nor does any man.

In flying over the island of Sumatra, on my way to Batavia from Singapore ten years ago, I saw between the speeding plane and the misty earth below my first rainbow from the air. It was a complete circle of colors so gorgeous they almost blazed. Here was suggested the perfect round of individual life. As we, standing in this vale of tears, view individual life, it appears no more than a brief stretch between the cradle and the grave. But when we view individual spiritual life from the altitude to which Christian Science is leading us, we shall behold the uninterrupted round wherein is no beginning, no restriction, no distress, no end.

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