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Because it expresses the spontaneity of Love, Life is joyous, free, not dependent upon material conditions to express itself, never localized, but universal, and forever unfolding itself. David, the sweet singer of Israel, caught a momentary view of this, for he tells us (Ps. 65:12, 13): "The little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing." All of God's universe expresses Him. Divine Love's highest expression is man. The real man, the reflection of God, has nothing underived from his divine origin. His activity is the operation of spiritual law.
A dictionary gives the meaning of the word spontaneity as "without constraint or external force; ... self-activity; ... 'the essence of life.'" In Christian Science we discover that true spontaneity is inspiration, spiritual aliveness, and we see that it is the result of divine reflection.
Nothing labored, fruitless, or unyielding enters into the life that is Love's expression; the reflection of omnipresent Mind has nothing repetitious. Every least idea always expresses originality. This is illustrated by the fact that no two snow-flakes are alike, no two blossoms identical. Earnestness, warmth, animation, and a deep sincerity characterize the thinking of those who understand that the man of God's creating is not cold, inarticulate, or sad, but is forever expressing the inspiration of Love.
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THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF SPIRIT
ALBERT CLINTON MOON
RACHEL M. PRATT
CHARLES B. MAYS
BEFORE THE LESSON
"THE SCRIPTURES ARE VERY SACRED"
Helen Dye Sharback
CHRIST, THE SAVIOUR FROM FALSE BELIEF
Richard J. Davis
THE LIGHT OF MIND
Robert Ellis Key
It is with great joy that I testify...
Elsie Lily Bunting
My two worst enemies were resentment...
Leslie G. Nicholson with contributions from Norma E. Ziegler
My reading of Mrs. Eddy's statement...
Katharine C. MacInnis
With a heart full of gratitude to...
After eight years of continual...
Lillie L. Washburn
During the past forty-odd years...
Philip L. Angell
The study and practice of Christian Science...
CONSECRATION TO OUR LEADER'S PURPOSE
with contributions from John M. Tutt, Lucy Hays Reynolds, Milton Simon, May Rimes Hutson, Walton Hubbard
Pearl Strachan Hurd