"How can we know the way?"

From the lips of the disciple Thomas came the question that many today might ask: "Lord ... how can we know the way?" The answer from Christ Jesus, although simple and direct, requires spiritual interpretation to make it meaningful in the human experience: "I am the way, the truth, and the life." John 14:5, 6;

Undoubtedly Jesus was referring Thomas to the Christ, which the Master represented in so great a measure. Mrs. Eddy's definition of "Christ" in the Glossary of Science and Health brings significance to this dialogue: "The divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error." Science and Health, p. 583; The fact that the Christ is "the divine manifestation of God" explains Jesus' subsequent statement, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father." John 14:9; Discerning the spiritual nature of the Christ and applying it in one's experience bring one under the control of divine law, and the mission of the Christ is carried out for him in the destruction of incarnate error.

One seeking "the way" recognizes that there is something better for him than his present experience. He is therefore willing to yield a preconceived human view and to "put off the old man with his deeds" Col. 3:9. and limitations for new concepts in the form of godliness. This attitude in itself advances him along the way to a more complete sense of Life, for he is willing to let into his consciousness the true idea of God as taught in Christian Science, and this gives him the courage and the incentive to go forward in Spirit.

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Footprints in the Cornfield
March 22, 1969

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