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The source, the center, and the circumference

From the December 1981 issue of The Christian Science Journal

God is man's source.
In no mortal "I am" does man inhere,
But in timeless, tireless Being man is conceived —
God's immortal heir!
No Adam-dream originates man:
His source is conscious Life; perfection the Father's command.

God is man's center.
From no faltering carnal core does true feeling surge,
But from the reservoir of Spirit, the great heart of Soul,
Impulsions emerge.
No Eve submission to . . .just . . . one . . . delectable . . . taste
Has ever earthed man's intelligence or brought his God disgrace

God is man's circumference.
To no fleshly delineation is man confined,
But in Life's eternal circle, under Love's unbordered tent,
Is man defined.
No closed gates of Eden circumvent all things good;
All good is present—man's delight is circumscribed by God.

God is man's source, his center, his circumference.
Man is drawn from no other source,
Is bound to no ego-center,
Is circumscribed by no other presence
But God.

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