“Let us be faithful in pointing the way through Christ, as we understand it, but let us also be careful always to ‘judge righteous judgment,’ and never to condemn rashly.” (Science and Health, page 444)
When we have the Truth and feel the power of knowing it, we can’t help but be compelled to share it. Do not be timid about giving of this rich awareness of the Christ, the way to freedom and peace which we can experience by knowing who we are as God’s children. We certainly don’t want to hoard the Truth of Love, for how loving would that be?
We can also feel confident that we don’t have to know the full measure of God’s gracious Truth in order to share it with others, to help and guide and point the way to healing and harmony. We can give of what we do understand, from our hearts, with honesty and enthusiasm, and that will do much good for those who are seeking a better way.
But be wise to preaching without listening. Be careful not to condemn or judge those who we may feel are not as wise as we think we are or who have a different viewpoint. And don’t measure, without inspiration, just who may or may not be receptive to what you have to offer. Pointing the way through Christ requires we utilize that Christ—listen moment by moment to Love’s great word and follow wisely, humbly, and with genuine love.
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Thanks again! Love it. It is a struggle for me not to react to things and to pray instead of human argument. When do I learn that God can handle things without my advice? I appreciated this!
Thanks, Patrick! Yes, it is so tempting to argue and react and yet it is so much more freeing and right when we let God be our strength, our guide, and our faithful companion as we live and give!