THE SIGNIFICANCE OF "LET"

An important word in the vocabulary of Christian Science is the little word let. It by no means implies apathy, inertia, or passivity, but as often used indicates the irresistibility of spiritual power and the persuasiveness of Love.

In the inspired prelude to the Bible, the first chapter of Genesis, the word let frequently recurs. Each advancing unfoldment in this momentous revelation of God's self-completeness is heralded by the demand "let," and accompanied simultaneously by the manifestation. In mounting grandeur the account reaches its climax in the verses (Gen. 1: 26,27): "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness .... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." No element of time, no effort or frustration, intervenes between Mind's conception and Mind's expression. Mind, conscious of its self-completeness, manifests this self-completeness. In the allness of Mind everything is Mind, and assent and expression are simultaneous. Idea, one with Mind, is forever unfolding within Mind the endless possibilities of Mind. Before the irresistible "let" of God's mandate, no belief of another mind can interpose a barrier or obstruction.

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