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Christ Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21) To understand the implications of this requires a shift in our reality-view. Each one of God's children expresses the fullness, the majesty of the one divine Mind that is God. Whatever Mind includes, we all include by reflection.
Think about it. Because God doesn’t have an outside, you as God’s likeness don’t have an outside. Everything exists within, within your reflected being.
So, when you look at huge and majestic mountains or across the grand expanse of an ocean, don’t feel small. As grand as they may seem, they are mere infinitesimal hints of the mass and majesty of you! You include them. You are the greater and you express God’s dominion over them.
A man, looking out at a grand mountain range, once said, “What an amazing and beautiful body I have.”
Again, think about it! What was he seeing? Did he understand that what he saw was not external or outside of his infinite being as reflection? He embraced the beauty of his wholeness and man's true body as majestic and fully spiritual.
And yet even then, what he saw with his eyes reflected only faintly and minutely his infinite possibilities as God’s image and likeness.
In an individual way, each of us reflects omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. This was the message in David's 8th Psalm. He sang, "O LORD our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth! who have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and infants have you ordained strength...
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet."
Christian Science Discoverer Mary Baker Eddy summed it up this way:
'The kingdom of God is within you.' Know, then, that you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly, and that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage and trespass on Love... Each of Christ’s little ones reflects the infinite One and therefore is the seer’s declaration true that 'one on God’s side is a majority.' (Pulpit and Press 3,4)
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I have practiced Christian Science professionally in
some form since 1979.
But my journey with
Christian Science started
in a Sunday school
where as a young child
I was taught the Scriptures and some simple basics
of Jesus' method of
scientific Christian healing.
A significant experience
at the age of twelve
opened my eyes to
the great potential
of this practice.
After impaling my foot
on a nail,
I prayed the way I had learned
in Sunday school.
the pain stopped
and healing began.
By the next morning the wound had disappeared completely.
the great potential
of Christian Science,
there would be no