"No redundant drop"

The usual response of humanity to persecution is to resent it. Self-pity takes over, holding the aggrieved one in a personal state of thought. And troubles are thus prolonged. Rebellion was not the way Christ Jesus followed or taught. He was meek in the face of mortals' inhumanity and forgave those who tormented him.

Christian Science interprets the Master's life, explaining the Principle of his steadfast love to be God, the one Father of man. In the light of his knowledge of God's infinitude, Jesus recognized the unreality of all that contradicts the presence of justice and goodness. He refused to respond to the machinations of the physical senses, which constantly attempted to deceive him with their false presentments of man as a sinful mortal. These presentments Jesus recognized as the liar's lies, the misconceptions of a spurious mind, a mind that is not God.

Refusing to give identity to lies, Jesus remained untouched by them, uninfluenced to retaliate with worldly weapons of hate or revenge; hence his willingness to drink the cup of bitter effort and his ability to bear what needed to be borne in order that he might prove for all men and for all time to come the power of Christliness over evil. The true idea of sonship must be understood as real and its opposite, the mortal sense of manhood, as unreal.

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"The prosperity of Christian Science"
February 24, 1962

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