“The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus.” (Science and Health, page 25)
Jesus knew God’s presence and love. He was well aware of the fact of His own unity with the divine Father-Mother. He recognized that God alone was power and reality, and that man was God’s beloved and His own image. Jesus was assured of where he came from and he brought that heavenly understanding to earth. This was the purpose of the Christ–to know the Truth so deeply that he could express it in every place and at all times.
The divinity of this Christ-understanding, embraced humanity. Let’s take a great lesson from this demonstration. Recognize and claim your divine heritage, the true state of your own being as the child and expression of God and made of His quality, His intention. Know yourself as this spiritual radiance and God as the Source. You are at one with infinite goodness. This gives you confidence, peace, and power.
Do not leave your humanity out of this. Jesus didn’t. He was able to take the human sense into his arms, the fullness of his love. He was able to tenderly recognize the need for mercy and understanding, for hope and relief, and to give it to mankind.
As we know ourselves and accept the true nature of our spirituality and God’s presence with us, we can take our human fears and doubts and ignorance into our own Christly embrace, a love which heals. We can see this dear human sense for its own innocence, and feed it with the loving care that lifts it out of that limited sense into the recognition of the divine, an awareness of ourselves and others as the loved and lovable and worthy sons and daughters of God. The Christ does not dismiss humanity as beneath its care. It loves it and so uplifts it.
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