The Ascending Path

In fulfilling God's law of progress, we must each day obtain a clearer apprehension of man's perfection. We cannot afford to stand still, but need daily and hourly to attain new heights in our understanding and demonstration of spiritual being.

At times our perception of man's existence a God's perfect child may seem obscured by mirages of disease, pain, poverty, or some other form of discord, emanating from the carnal mind. But if we allow these confusing images to replace spiritual reality in our thought, we cannot progress as we should. Indeed, the error of material thinking thus accepted constitutes all there ever is to a problem. So there is no reason dolefully to exclaim, Why should this happen to me? Rather should we ask, What lesson can I learn from this experience?

Christ Jesus, who triumphed over every form of evil, told his followers (John 14:6), "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." This same thought is emphasized by Mary Baker Eddy in "Unity of Good." There she writes (p. 55). "He was the Way-shower; and Christian Scientists who would demonstrate 'the way' must keep close to his path, that they may win the prize."

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