In Christian Science we learn that one's real life is the continuing consciousness of Truth, the ceaseless activity of Love. The spiritual understanding of this state of existence unfolds to us only through Soul-consciousness; it is attained by the recognition and demonstration of Soul's all-comprehending spiritual faculties, which man reflects. Christ Jesus corrected and healed the false evidence of the five personal senses by his understanding and use of these immortal faculties, and through them he abode in the ever-presence of spiritual reality, God's creation.

This is man's eternal privilege, yes, his heritage as a son of God. Since we are actually sons of God, as Paul declared to the Romans (8:16), we are also fellow heirs with Christ. But Paul at this point added the stipulation: "If so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together." This suffering may be thought of as the steadfast, faithful translating of the evidence of the human senses into the testimony of Soul-sense, which bears witness only to the truth of being.

Jesus said to Pilate (John 18: 37), "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth." This he did with unswerving obedience throughout his ministry; he proved by progressive demonstrations his understanding of the available power of divine law. Christian Science has been revealed that we may learn how to translate the unreal into the real and follow in the Master's footsteps by proving through our works and way of life that God's infinite reality is unfolding to us. Frequently, alas, it is suffering and misery that force us to turn to this new, liberating sense of true being. But through prayer, enlightenment, and understanding we prove that the senses of Soul are man's birthright.

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May 17, 1952

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