“…take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to [the business of] this life…” (Luke 21: 34, Amplified Bible)
Be alert, but unalarmed. Don’t let the world’s presentations of trouble and gloom overwhelm you and depress you. Don’t let material temptations trick you into being more asleep to good, more deadened to the presence of Life at hand.
In these days it may seem easy to feel transfixed by horrors and injustice, sickness and the fear of it. It can feel at times impossible to remember why we believed in the power of God, good, and to feel burdened by our call to be healers, forces for good, and to bring joy and hope to our world, not to mention ourselves.
But Jesus knew what we might feel, for his times were the same—full of the allure of false gods and of a people torn, poor, and troubled. He knew that we might feel the pressure, and he told us to be on guard. In this same sermon Jesus promised us the kingdom of God and hand!
Why feel dragged down by matter and its falsity when Spirit, God, Truth is ours and is the solution to every appearance to the contrary? Our job is to realize that we have a higher calling and it is one that we are completely prepared to carry out or we would not have been called. We can wake up from the nightmare of human control and yield consciously and willingly to the divine, the control of Life that is pure goodness. This reliance is true power, and it gives us fearless freedom, expectation, and joy in being the sons and daughters of God that we truly are, and actively expressing that wonderful fact!
This is today’s e-inspire. These messages are based on passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. These books are our “pastor” in Christian Science. Come back every Tuesday and Thursday for fresh inspiration. Or get a free subscription to receive an inspirational message like this one every morning directly to your inbox by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A downloadable compilation of categorized messages is also available by request.