“Truth makes a new creature, in whom old things pass away and ‘all things are become new’… We cannot fill vessels already full. They must first be emptied.” (Science and Health, page 201)
As we embark on a new year, we can take this statement even more to heart and follow its wise instruction. Truth—God’s Truth about us—is always renewing us, for God’s creation is always fresh and flourishing, good, innocent, free, and just right.
The layers of doubt, fear, and human experiences, may seem to make or unmake us, creating some new version of ourselves, roughened and toughened by time and loss, mistake and circumstance. But in each moment, we have Truth to tell us what is really going on and to invite us to experience life with a new perspective and a new promise.
We can allow this Truth to recreate us—to reveal us in our full splendor and infinite potential. Our job is to empty those vessels and let in the currents of cleansing, renewing, Life and Love. We must do our best to detach from the lies and burdens we have been carrying around, that have been belittling us and causing us to lose our sparkle. We can’t continue to hold on to those limiting beliefs about ourselves and accept and experience a renewal at the same time.
Dump out the trash! Be willing to start fresh this year (and each day!), with God alone telling you who you are and what is truly possible for you as His child, His beloved and blessed!
A happy New Year to 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 weekday 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.