The night before his crucifixion Jesus prayed (John 17:5), "Now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was." Jesus did not pray for a personal glory separate from God, but his petition was that he be glorified with God's nature. He knew that he had no real existence apart from God, for on one occasion he said (John 10:30), "I and my Father are one." Christ Jesus' true glory, then, was in the reflection or expression of his Father, who gave him being.

The understanding of his immortal existence in Spirit, God, enabled Jesus to do his mighty works and to overcome the cross and the grave, which his enemies had inflicted upon him. He walked forth from the tomb alive because he was conscious of his indestructible spiritual glory as the Son of God.

God is always glorified in the ideas which reflect Him—in His perfect, immortal creation. His highest ideal is His beloved Son, the perfect man, or the Christ. Christ, Truth, unfolds the perfection, the reality, the grandeur of God, to the human heart. The appearing of the Christ in the realm of human thought routs that which is contrary to the Christ or that is out of harmony with God, and as a result the Father, God, is glorified. Whenever a healing takes place through the activity of Christ, Truth, in our lives, the Father is glorified, for we have allowed His Son to govern our thinking.

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Progress in the College Organizations
December 8, 1956

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