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How Close Is God?
God is right here. He is also over there. He is above, beneath, and around—an all-pervading, intelligent, loving presence. When seen through the lens of Christian Science, God is recognized as Being itself. Speaking of Him with deep insight and inspiration, Mrs. Eddy writes: "He sustains my individuality. Nay, more—He is my individuality and my Life. Because He lives, I live. He heals all my ills, destroys my iniquities, deprives death of its sting, and robs the grave of its victory." Unity of Good, p. 48;
If, then, one should ask, "How close is God?" the answer would be, "As close as life itself, for He is Life—living Being; as close as consciousness, for He is all real consciousness—the only Mind, or Ego, of man and the universe." Paul's words describe the situation clearly: "For in him we live, and move, and have our being." Acts 17:23;
Just think of it. At this moment we actually live in God! Because of this we must be one with Him in substance and action. We are His thoughts, or ideas, the spiritual activity by which He expresses His perfect, harmonious nature. This is the deep, practical metaphysical fact underlying Christ Jesus' words, "I and my Father are one" John 10:30; and "I am in the Father, and the Father in me." 14:11;
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"Draw nigh to God"
ANDREW KENNETH CLINE
"On upward wing"
RUTH GAZZAM HAIGHT
Don't Be Fooled by a Mask
RONALD GRAY WALKER
Let's Love Our Enemies
HELEN VEATCH SUTHERLAND
E. Margaret Osborn
Being in Love
HAMILTON KILLEN, JR.
"Through the valley"
CARYL WALLER KRUEGER
WHEN THEY GROW UP
Rule Out the Wrong "I"
Helen Wood Bauman
How Close Is God?
Alan A. Aylwin
In 1947, Christian Science came into my household at a critical...
Roger M. Kehrli with contributions from Dorothy Gertrude Resh
I began studying Christian Science when I was very confused and...
Gail M. Arnberger
I am very grateful for the concept of the continuity of good that...
Mabel E. Foster with contributions from Pamela Foster Hackett, Shelly Foster Gannon
My first healing in Christian Science occurred many years ago...
Bessie Parker Lewis
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 383 - Release from Exhaustion
Robert McKinnon with contributions from Harvey Wood
Signs of the Times
Karl E. Keefer