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JESUS, our Way-shower, was not spared the crucifixion, but he did refuse to accept it as the termination of his being. Although his hour of trial included betrayal, indignity, ingratitude, scorn, jealousy, hypocrisy, and physical torture, these evils called forth no evil response from Jesus. His concern was to prove man's divine sonship, to present the eternal Christ, and to yield the human to the divine. This relinquishment of the human for the divine brought the reward and glories of resurrection.
If our experience has seemed dark, we can refuse to delay any longer the claiming of the joys of the resurrecting experience. On page 593 of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy defines "resurrection" as, "Spiritualization of thought; a new and higher idea of immortality, or spiritual existence; material belief yielding to spiritual understanding."
We must reject with spiritual facts each despairing thought of hopelessness. It is the devil that whispers: "You can't do it. You don't know enough." We have only to trust God and let God's own understanding reign. False beliefs of mortality, which have externalized themselves as discord, are fleeting illusions of mortal mind. The understanding that we are individualized expressions of divine Mind enables us to experience God's living good and to see it as inviolate and eternal. God's consciousness of the perfection and continuity of all that was made is manifested through us as a certainty of ever-present good.
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