The Glory of Our Spiritual Being

To realize something of the magnitude of Jesus' demonstration in the sepulcher fills one with unbounded gratitude. The lesson it teaches can never lose its inspiration. Jesus emerged from the tomb having proved not only that hatred was impotent to destroy him but that actually his Life was Spirit. His disciples and friends were deeply saddened by what seemed a tragic end to a glorious career, until they understood how wonderfully he had triumphed over every material law.

Mary Magdalene came first to the sepulcher after the resurrection, but she did not immediately realize the full glory of the risen Saviour. In the Gospel of John we read of Mary standing "without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre." Mary looked into matter for Jesus and was bitterly disappointed. Mrs. Eddy tells us (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 119), "Mary of old wept because she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre—looked for the person, instead of the Principle that reveals Christ."

Doing Your Part
May 15, 1943

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