New Bottles for New Wine

Christ Jesus said: "No man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved." Luke 5:37, 38;

The new wine he spoke of is spiritual understanding. It is the understanding that individual man is spiritually mental and expresses qualitatively the infinite individuality of divine Spirit, Mind, his creator. This right concept of man, expanding in human consciousness, displaces and destroys the false belief that man is physically circumscribed, self-created, and limited in all respects. One must beware of trying to bottle this right idea in material concepts, in the old man and his outmoded ways. The intake of new wine in Science through the unfolding of spiritual reality in one's consciousness has the natural result of forcing a change from the old man with his sensual deeds to the "new man"—the image of God, of whom Paul wrote in Colossians (see Chapter 3:10).

Russell Loved His Enemy
June 15, 1968

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