Saturday, May 28, 2005

Part VI: The Christ

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII

So how is it we’re able to do this? You might think that we’re so mired in the evidence of the physical senses that there’s no way the reality of God and His creation can get through to us. How is it we’re able to perceive spiritual reality at all? Well, there is a communication tool that is part of God’s creation that speaks to us directly. You could think of it as the conduit for all information about God, Spirit. It’s the essence of our connection to God, the medium over which His messages come to us.

You will have heard of this property in many other ways from many other faith traditions. You will even have heard the word I’m about to use in vastly different contexts. But what I want to emphasize is that like the concept of God I discussed earlier, the definition of this word also deserves to be dislodged from a merely human concept and expanded into a fully spiritual one. This word in its unlimited definition is the way to truth, the door to reality, “the light [that] shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1:5).

What I’m talking about of course is the Christ. Christian Science explains the Christ in Science and Health as: “the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness.” This “divine message” is available and is in fact communicating with each one of us, daily, hourly, minute-by-minute. Because it’s a property of creation, you don’t have to qualify for receiving its messages -- they’re coming to you non-stop.

Of course, many teachings associate the Christ strictly with Jesus, and Christian Science also acknowledges Jesus’ unique role in history as the Messiah, the one who showed us the Way. But even he said, “Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58). He couldn’t have been speaking of himself as Jesus son of Mary, but as the representative of the Christ, which is eternal.

And this same Christ has extended through time and space to be able to reach you, right where you are. You don’t have to do anything to connect with it, in fact, you probably are often connecting with it already. Ever experience intuition? Or a sudden desire to do something nice for someone? Or a stroke of intelligence that surprises you? I’d say that my ah-ha moments I’ve told you about were the presence of the Christ in my life.

You can cultivate this connection with the Christ, first, by acknowledging it’s there, then by extrapolating what you know about God as perfect and you as His creation as perfect to make deeper inspiration even more possible. Science and Health can explain how.

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII

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2 Comments:

At 1/09/2006 05:57:00 PM, Blogger krazy4Jesus said...

Jesus was speaking of himeself to separate Christ from Jesus is impossible Matthew 1:16 " And Jacob begot Joseph the Husband of Mary of whom was born Jesus who is called CHRIST."

 
At 1/09/2006 06:42:00 PM, Blogger Laura said...

I agree! we can never separate Christ from Jesus. I'm just saying that Christ is bigger than the human person who lived on this planet for 33 years. That body obviously was only here for a short time. The Christ is eternal, without end of days.

And Christ is here with us now. Hallelujah!

 

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