“This conviction, that there is no real pleasure in sin, is one of the most important points in the theology of Christian Science.” (Science and Health, page 403)
This key point must be accepted and understood. The acknowledgment of this truth of our life sets us free to be ourselves–the glorious! And it makes us not only right in God’s eyes, but happy, satisfied, at peace.
Let’s recognize that it is not divine Love’s purpose that we be deprived of good things, of joy, of pleasure, of activities that excite and delight. He clearly does not accept sin as a proper source for or expression of anything that would provide such bliss and true contentment. Sin–a false belief that the material senses are true givers or receivers of good–is here to be given up. The Truth of Life annuls the lie, and opens up the heavens for our playing in and rejoicing over.
Sins are merely limitations, obscurations, impurities. These lowered standards for our life, cause us to see ourselves as in need of matter and its testimony to give us delight. This false view would define us as mortal and confine us to its miseries, mysteries, and eventual end. But, the point to be understood is that we are not limited mortals, and therefore, we certainly do not enjoy living as one. Our joy is not found in that which does not in any measure suit our grandeur and nobility and goodness. We have higher expectations and thus a fuller reward of riches in this experience, now, and eternally.
So let’s take hold of this important principle, and remember that what God’s pleasure is for us includes our pleasure in Him—in that which is truly freeing, powerful, healing, loving, and fun! In this our joy is full, lasting, and right.
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