“We cannot fill vessels already full. They must first be emptied. Let us disrobe error. Then, when the winds of God blow, we shall not hug our tatters close about us.” (Science and Health, page 201)
Are you seeking renewal? Do you want to experience fresh opportunities, true contentment, new understanding? Do you want to be a better person and feel you have more to give, freely and with a full and honest heart?
If we want any or all of these things, we may have some emptying to do. We can’t try to layer goodness over fears, unlovely thoughts, or resentments. Likewise, we don’t want to keep hugging our less beautiful, more worn out beliefs to ourselves when there is an occasion for a whole new wardrobe. We have to be willing to let go of, to release those long-held beliefs about ourselves and our world, and be fully primed for God to do His work with us and for us.
This work is Spirit, Love, requiring that we be what we were meant to be; that we live fully the identity that God Himself crafted—one that is full of childlike receptivity, humility, confidence, eagerness, and a heart that is full of good, not of guilt, shame, false pride, or self-justification. Let divine Love expose those traits and dispositions that are limiting you. If it isn’t in God’s nature, it isn’t legitimately yours. Even if you accepted this limit at one time, it is high time to let it go.
Enter into this day like a newborn child. Be willing to let go of any preconceptions. These are not as deep as you may believe and divine Love is powerful enough and determined enough to wash them away and make room for the beautiful, the new, the absolutely right and genuine you!
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. Put “subscribe” in the subject line. A downloadable compilation of categorized messages is also available by request.
I was just thinking about this on Sunday. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Heidi! Always nice to be on the same page. Our One Mind in action. 🙂