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"THE PLACE WHEREON THOU STANDEST"

From the April 1918 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The call of the angel of the Lord from the midst of the burning bush caused Moses to do that which mortal mind had been industriously doing from time immemorial; namely, endeavoring to explain by material sense that which the divine law of infinite Love alone can make clear. His first impulse was to "turn aside" and see why the bush was not burnt, to investigate from a personal sense standpoint that which material sense could never explain; but rising triumphant far above the limitations of humanity came the command, "Put off thy shoes from off thy feet," and the reason for this command is explained in the tremendous assertion of the presence of the ever living God, "for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground."

This message is for each of us, here and now. To-day we stand on holy ground: this very moment is ours, and in it we can prove our unity with God. No mortal can see God and live, for not until we repudiate the assertions of materiality, and knowingly declare that "there is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter" (Science and Health, p. 468), do we see God as perfect Love,—infinite Principle. Having seen God, we see nothing unlike Him, for the belief in the reality of all that is mortal once destroyed, we realize the truth of the statement which follows the one already quoted; namely, "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all," and at this point we begin to lay hold upon Life eternal.

Here it may be asked: Can Principle be destroyed? Can the eternal harmony of everlasting Life cease to be? No; for we know that here and now man is indestructible and lives because God lives; he is because God is.

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