"...infinite Mind controlling all in...harmony"

The Mind of Christ

Christ Jesus, the great Exemplar of the power of God, good, thoroughly understood God to be the one and only Mind. In declaring that he could of himself do nothing, he claimed no other mind as his own. He said, "I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him," John 8:26; and it is recorded that the people were amazed, "for he taught them as one that had authority." Mark 1:22; His humble reliance on God as the only Mind or Ego and his faithful obedience were the basis of his demonstration of God's law.

Mind, one of the seven synonyms used in Christian Science for God, is the first and only cause. Infinite Mind is not, and cannot be, confined in a material body but is expressed in its effect or idea, spiritual man. This divine consciousness Jesus knew to be his and ours as God's reflection. He denounced its supposed opposite, the devil, or carnal mind, saying, "When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44;

Many years ago I was walking one day through a lovely English woodland, carpeted with large primroses and violets. As I paused to look at the upturned faces of these flowers, I questioned: How is it that I see them as so beautiful and perfect? Immediately the answer came: It is because of the purity I see in them. These flowers are symbols of beautiful, pure thoughts of the one Mind, God. They are reminders to me to acknowledge the one infinite Mind controlling all in perfect harmony.

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