Where to Find Power

Jesus always went to God for the power he needed; he did not look for it within himself. He said (John 8:28), "I do nothing of myself." But he did consciously reflect the divine might which is available to every individual through Christliness. He under-stood the relationship of Father and son as Spirit and its expression, and he never lost sight of this oneness. This made possible his resurrection by which he proved the power of cause over its effect, of Spirit over its inseparable reflection.

If we always went to the Father for the power over evil that we need, we should never lack the ability to heal sickness or sin or to break down the limitations that seem to be the lot of mankind. It is not always easy to stop looking for power in ourselves or to refrain from feeling frustrated when we do not find it there. But Christian Science shows us how to demonstrate the might of the divine will, the motive power of good.

All good originates in God and is manifested through His ideas. To express power, one must express spiritual good, and one does this scientifically by realizing that his real self is Mind's spiritual idea, the embodiment of the divine will, which is always good.

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Christian Scientists and the Bible
April 17, 1965

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