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ALONE

From the April 1921 issue of The Christian Science Journal


"Allness is the measure of the infinite, and nothing less can express God." In this sentence, found on page 336 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy clearly states the indivisibility of the infinite. Again on page 267 we find the distinct declaration: "God is one. The allness of Deity is His oneness. Generically man is one, and specifically man means all men." Turning to the Scriptures, we find the above utterances of to-day are but the confirmation of the teachings of Christ Jesus. On the occasion when Jesus was intimating his coming crucifixion, death, and resurrection, he said: "Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

At a former opportunity he declared his divine authority in the statement, "I and my Father are one." This he proved to be true by his works. In precise terms he pointed out the difference between his positive knowledge of the one Father and the judgment commonly accepted by his hearers from sense testimony: "Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me." In reviewing and studying these statements, the student of Christian Science at once, in his earnestness of desire, apprehends the wonderful simplicity of their truth. What genuine joy gladdens one in the happy recognition that he is alone to work out things with God.

In the many vicissitudes of human experience, even during times of busy occupation, one may appear to be overwhelmed by the complexities of a situation. The swirls and eddies of human thought would appear to submerge, and the maelstrom of passions and beliefs to completely engulf one. Per contra, the environment may be ever so pleasurable and there may be no apparent cause for a feeling of loneliness, yet physical sense may testify to depression, solitude, and their somber, dismal tones. Whether then in dance, dirge, or what not, the vagaries of human thought ever indicate the futility of attempting to find satisfaction in sequestration, for in the final analysis the inevitable conclusion is found in the Master's statement, "Ye judge after the flesh." What else could be the result of the premise of a mind resident in matter, limiting itself to its beliefs and classifying them as both good and evil? The chaos of such beliefs is well termed "mortal mind."

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