Coming face to face with oneself

When we learn in Christian Science the truth of God and man—that God is indeed the only creator, the Father of all, and that man is His perfect reflection—we are learning also how to follow Christ Jesus in daily thinking and living. The Master said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6. This clearly indicates that we come to God by following His idea, the Christ, which Jesus uniquely exemplified.

The continuing commitment to understand more of the Christ brings the illumination of thought that not only sees ever more clearly what the divine Mind has created but also discerns the erroneous nature and subtle workings of so-called mortal mind. Such self-knowledge takes place in the honest heart and leads to regeneration and healing.

But what if we come to a place in our journey Spiritward where the light seems to fade and we feel stuck? Maybe the human conditions that appeared to support us, that we thought would never alter, change or disappear. Perhaps a physical problem doesn't yield readily to prayer, or maybe we lose someone we love. We may even suffer a combination of such experiences, which can leave us breathless—like a swimmer knocked out by a huge wave.

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"Thy will be done"
July 23, 1984

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