"WHITHER GOEST THOU?"

The flocking of people to pleasant climates for amusement, opportunity, health, happiness, or comfortable living is indicative of the restlessness of the human mind in its constant search for material good. Viewing this tendency of the times, the more thoughtful person is inclined to ponder on the deeper significance of life, its purpose and objective.

When the great Metaphysician, Christ Jesus, spoke of going away, he was asked by the devoted Peter (John 13:36), "Lord, whither goest thou?" Jesus did not give a full explanation until he had expounded more fully his own great mission and the divine purpose. Then he said (John 16:28), "I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father."

Jesus' answer hints a spiritual fact which he clearly understood, namely, that while he as the man Jesus appeared and disappeared to human understanding, his true being, or the Christ which he expressed, remained forever in the Father Mind, a fact which he knew to be true of each individual. More light is thrown on this passage by the definition which is given by Mary Baker Eddy in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 586): "Father. Eternal Life; the one Mind; the divine Principle, commonly called God."

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