You, reading this post. Yes, you.
The news of the day:
this world is so much deeper than what the eyes see.
Take a second and treat yourself to remembering that. 🙂
God, one, glorious, magnificent, indescribably good GOD… is the deepest identification we have. You, me, all of us. That’s the fabric of our being. Even though eyeballs in eye sockets can’t see it.
Jesus got this. He told the Pharisee priests in their own temple, “You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.”
If God is the actual identity of everything, then there isn’t any need for us to judge by outward appearances—not even innocently, i.e. out of presumed self-preservation or to better understand the ins and outs of life. It actually isn’t natural for us to do that.
Instead, it’s totally natural for us to judge by what our connection to deep, immaterial good, what the “still, small voice” of God, is whispering to us.
(To give this concept credit where it’s due, it’s basically what I’m left thinking about after having read this line today by Mary Baker Eddy: )
[[ The facts of divine Science should be admitted, — although the evidence as to these facts is not supported by evil, by matter, or by material sense, — because the evidence that God and man coexist is fully sustained by spiritual sense. Man is, and forever has been, God’s reflection. God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence. ]]
-in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (in-context here)
It’s part of the practice of scientific Christianity: trusting this spiritual information to be the actual truth in every circumstance, with every person we encounter… regardless of the outward appearances!
I’d like to do this all the time, though it’s easy to forget when faced with situations that feel daunting. I trust that it’s possible, and that it’ll bring my whole experience closer (little by little) to understanding reality.
I invite you to join me.
Additionally, a whole bunch of us, who are striving to achieve this goal, will be getting together tomorrow morning to pray on/cherish similar ideas together. (Info below, including a call-in number for attending remotely.) I invite you to that, too.
-Christa (on behalf of the Christian Science Society of JP)
Details about tomorrow’s church service:
@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map).
(605) 475-4000 x.636128 – for remote attendees
-An hour of singing, contemplative prayer, readings from the Bible and Science and Health, and pure Love.