"... a clearing up of abstractions"

There's nothing abstract, in the sense of mere theory, about the Christianity Christ Jesus taught. His teachings gained realism through works of healing. His illustrations were concrete, his precepts luminous with practical meaning. Words and works pulsated with a tender caring for mankind, radiating an ineffable divine affection that profoundly stirs the heart. To his disciples he gave transcendent counsel with infinite patience; to the multitudes he spoke recognizable parables of exceptional depth.

So pure was his understanding of God, Spirit, that he was able to walk on the water. But compassionately he met people where they were mentally and walked with them to lift them higher. How succinctly Mary Baker Eddy describes his life-example illustrating the divine reaching the human: "The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 25.

"How can I better serve?"
June 8, 1981

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