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Our Father's Demand—Unself Mortality

From the June 1975 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In the ninth chapter of John, the beloved disciple tells of the healing by Christ Jesus of a man who had been born blind and of the God-empowered spiritual idea Jesus used to accomplish the healing.

The man was a beggar, sitting by the way where Jesus came. Observing him, Jesus' disciples asked, "Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?"

Jesus bypassed the question the disciples asked as to what had caused the beggar to be blind. Instead he declared, "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him." John 9:2, 3; Was not Jesus affirming the great spiritual, eternal fact that the true selfhood of this mortal existed only "that the works of God should be made manifest in him"? From God Jesus knew that indestructible sight is always the gift of eternal, all-seeing Mind to its continuing emanation, man.