Rise up in ... reflection!

These days it seems like across the globe human thought is in a constant stir and uprising—a rebellion, if you will. Throughout the ages there have been individuals who have bravely and selflessly fought some injustice, inspired by a deep love for humanity and for what is right.

Above all, there’s Christ Jesus, who revolutionized the world through his teachings and healings. He certainly rose up against whatever would limit and imprison human thought, including hypocrisy and oppression. Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science and a follower of Jesus’ teachings, wrote in her main book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he refuted all opponents with his healing power” (p. 18).

Here it is clear that Jesus’ “rebellion” wasn’t personal or fueled by anger. He was not waging war against others or in danger of losing his stability and peace even as he “acted boldly.” He was bringing the healing power of God, good, to counter “the accredited evidence of the senses.”

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