Christ Jesus knew that in his sonship with God lay his safety. The teaching of the Master was so far in advance of his day that bigoted mortals, unready to grasp its spiritual import, sometimes threatened him, but, realizing the unity with God, good, of the Christ-idea which he represented, Jesus could go unharmed through the midst of the seething multitudes. With unwavering confidence in the authority of divine sonship he not only calmed a storm-tossed sea, but also healed, fed, loved, and instructed the multitudes—all in conformity with the Principle which he knew to be his infinite Father, God.

Jesus' mighty works were the corroboration of his claims to sonship with God, and he consistently assured his followers that they too had the same divine relationship. He said, "I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God" (John 20:17). Centuries later a divinely inspired woman, Mary Baker Eddy, gave to the world a further unfoldment. She asserts (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 186), "We learn in the Scriptures, as in divine Science, that God made all; that He is the universal Father and Mother of man." Christian Science defines God as the one Supreme Being, all Life, Truth, and Love, in whom are all power and all glory. Man is revealed as the idea, the image or reflection, the son, of this one and only God.

July 31, 1948

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