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Christ’s law of harmony is our authority

From the March 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The Bible cites two incidents where the disciples, while fishing, had been unable to catch anything until Christ Jesus arrived on the scene and instructed them on what to do. They listened to him and obediently followed his words and then were overwhelmed with the number of fish caught (see Luke 5:4–6 and John 21:2–6).

What happened in the short time between not catching fish and catching fish? The boats hadn’t changed, nor had the fishermen. The nets were the same, and so was their general location. The notable difference was Jesus’ presence. Did he bring some personal power to the situation that effected such a change? Not likely. Jesus was the first to admit, “I can of mine own self do nothing” (John 5:30). 

What Jesus did bring to the situation was the Christ sense of an absolute divine authority or law, the Christly knowledge of the presence of one universal God, good, who provides for His, Her, beloved creation. Jesus understood this law that restores harmony to be based on the true Logos or Word of God. And when we, like the fishermen, yield to this Christ sense in our midst, we too can demonstrate in our experience the rule of divine authority that adjusts and harmonizes discordant situations.

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