Emerge gently

How reassuring it is to know that we’re not required to understand all about God, Spirit, and His creation in one fell swoop. We progress in spiritual understanding at the pace that’s just right for us because this is how God’s law of progress operates. One important thing that impels spiritual growth is the desire to understand God and His creation better—a desire that God blesses.

We have the example of Christ Jesus to help us in our spiritual journey onward and upward. Jesus proved the truth of God’s nature and ours in the way he lived and in what he taught his followers. We also have his promised Comforter—the Holy Spirit or divine Science—that leads us gently, step by step, into a better understanding of the truth Jesus practiced. 

The Savior came to show that we’re not working our way out of an imperfect material condition and striving to work up to perfection and our Godlike nature. Instead, like God, we’re perfect and spiritual now, a status that Jesus described as the kingdom of God being within us (see Luke 17:21). However, we are working to emerge from the false belief that we’re material, sinful, sick, and mortal to the understanding and demonstration of our salvation.

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