A question of oneness

[Original in Portuguese]

I will always be grateful for a healing I had some time ago, which reaffirmed what we learn in Christian Science about the oneness—the inseparability—of God and man. This healing demonstrated that God's creation is complete and harmonious.

Last summer I went to a camp for young Christian Scientists in Latin America, an experience extremely valuable to me for the lessons learned and friendships made. I would like to recount a great lesson I learned in the Sunday School at camp, which made me see everything from a new angle. The teacher spoke of the oneness of man and God. "Then, if God is All-in-all—and He really is—where is man?" he asked. We discussed this at some length. As we talked, it became clear that man is the spiritual idea and reflection of God, living because He lives, loving because He is Love; man is not a separate, independent being. Christ Jesus said: "I and my Father are one"  John 10:30; and also declared, "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works."  14:10; God is the only Mind, and man constantly expresses this perfect, active, and eternal Mind.

As we become conscious of our unity with divine Mind, we do God's will and see it manifested. His will sustains our well-being. When we are consciously at one with Love, we are capable of expressing this Love to every person we meet. The more we remain conscious of our coexistence with God, the more our thought will be a transparency through which Truth can appear and shine and manifest itself in action and spiritual growth. As the certainty that God is guiding us increases, we feel more joyful. Whatever seems discordant is eliminated, because there is no room for it in divine consciousness, where man lives.

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