The importance of understanding the character of divinity is seen when someone is healed at his first inkling that God does not send evil to humanity or even permit it, since He is infinite good. This is a powerful truth, for it undermines the authority of disease and of every evil circumstance. Christ Jesus was explaining the character of God as that of a divinely loving Father when he said to the multitude (Matt. 7:11), "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"

Through such teaching, and especially through the sinless life he lived as God's Son, the Master revealed the divine character. He exhorted all men to be as perfect as the Father. He knew the indestructible unity of the Father and His sons, knew that nothing could pluck the sons out of the Father's hand; and he knew that this eternal oneness was demonstrable by every individual.

It is the fact of the unbreakable unity of God and man that makes the divine nature available to all. Once the relationship of Father and son is acknowledged, the hues of divinity begin to shine through the mist of mortal thought and announce the everlasting presence of the man who is God's likeness. Christian Science reveals the true realm that mortal sense would hide, the kingdom of heaven, in which God is known as Mind and All and man is seen as Mind's idea—the embodiment of all the attributes that comprise divinity's character.

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