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From the September 1930 issue of The Christian Science Journal

THE Master's humility, his dependence on infinite intelligence, his perfect realization that God ever expresses Himself through His idea, and his pure desire to be ever obedient to God's directing, were expressed in his words: "I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him." The wonderful words and works of the Master, and his demonstration of man's dominion over the belief in the reality of matter, hate, fear, and all forms of evil, including death, were the outcome of his dependence on God. His life was a proof that God works through one who is obedient to each demand of divine Principle.

The Master plainly said that those who understood his teachings could do the works that he did; that ever present Truth, or intelligence, would speak through them; that divine Love would destroy for them all belief in fear and hate; that all-pervading Spirit would enable them to rise above the belief in the reality of matter, and thus eliminate sickness, imperfection, and death. The Master's willingness to be obedient to the demands of God was proof of his spiritual understanding that the will of God is the will of infinite Love and divine wisdom, and that in His will there is nothing but good. In the garden of Gethsemane his desire, his prayer, was, "Not my will, but thine, be done;" and, regardless of the human element that tried to make him avoid the crucifixion, he steadfastly clung to this holy desire. He was conscious of the fact that in infinite wisdom, or the directing of divine Principle, there was only good for him and for all mankind. It was his overcoming of the belief of death that enabled his disciples of that day, and empowers his disciples of all times, to understand the Principle which he so lovingly obeyed and demonstrated, and to do the works that he did.

Some may feel that they do not know what the demands of Principle are; that they do not know how to distinguish the voice of God from so-called mortal mind's dictum. Before we knew anything about Christian Science, we heard what we called the voice of conscience directing us to do right. This was our first faint glimpse of Christ, Truth; of the directing of good; of the demands of divine Principle. Constant obedience to this voice of God brings speedy progress heavenward.

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