THE WILL OF GOD

It is a good thing when one reaches the point in human experience where he can say to God without mental reservation, "Thy will be done," for it is at this point of self-surrender that one finds the true way to health, happiness, and peace. The will of God, which Jesus demonstrated in such full measure, was to do good to all, to heal, bless, cheer, comfort. He proved that no impediment, hindrance, or opposition could thwart God's will in the fulfillment of his divine mission. This will, which Mary Baker Eddy defines in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 597), as "the might and wisdom of God," is an ever-present force for good, to be found and demonstrated by all who are willing to subordinate in their experience its opposite, which Mrs. Eddy defines on the same page as "the motive-power of error; mortal belief; animal power."

The student of Christian Science gradually learns to distinguish between the human and the divine impulsions which would motivate his daily actions and influence them for good or evil. He learns also the powerlessness of any animal propensity to shape his affairs when he is truly submitting his way to God. Said Jesus to Pilate, prior to his crucifixion (John 19:11), "Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above."

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