Gentle Emergence

The most important thing happening today is the emergence of the Christ, Truth, through the teachings of Christian Science, Through the better understanding Christian Science gives of the mission of Christ Jesus, the student of this Science gradually comes to identify himself as the perfect man, found in Christ, the divine ideal. As one's thought lets go of the temporal and material and adopts more of the spiritual ideas, which are a part of one's true nature, human discords are resolved, disease is replaced by physical wholeness, and the frustrations and limitations accompanying the mortal sense of life disappear.

The process by which this regeneration occurs is referred to by Mrs. Eddy in an article in "Miscellaneous Writings" called "The New Birth," in which she says (p. 15): "The new birth is not the work of a moment. It begins with moments, and goes on with years; moments of surrender to God, of childlike trust and joyful adoption of good; moments of self-abnegation, self-consecration heaven-born hope, and spiritual love."

Being born again does not refer in Christian Science to adopting the right set of beliefs and thereby being rewarded, either here or hereafter. The new birth signifies the destruction in thought of all that is impure, debased, and ignorant, including even the belief in a limited, material universe. It means also to become ever more conscious of the omnipotence of God, Spirit, and the activity of His laws of harmony—and of nothing else!

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"My brother's keeper"
October 2, 1965

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