Learning to Obey

Paul's life took a sudden right-about-face when he encountered the Christ on the road to Damascus. This first glimpse of Truth changed him from a merciless zealot to an ardent, but humble, servant of divine Love. His mistaken sense of duty yielded to a meek willingness to follow the Christ in a new and higher direction. He said, "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?"  Acts 9:6;

At this point in his career Paul was taught the first rudiments of a lesson that we all must learn, namely, that the real, spiritual man is not an independent agent created with a mind and will of his own, set free to choose his own way. Although to the material senses this false view does seem the case, the apostle got a glimpse of the higher sense of man that Christ Jesus exemplified and Christian Science reveals so clearly today.

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