The early disciples of Jesus, just after his resurrection, lived in a unique period that made their contribution to humanity’s welfare and their example critically valuable. Their lives, bearing witness to the healing power of Christ, Truth, would set a standard for Christianity throughout all history. But each of us also lives in a unique time and place and has the same opportunity to bless the universal family. To do that, we need to have the same spiritual boldness as the early disciples had.
If we think of ourselves as on our own, having to come up with the courage to crawl out onto a shaky limb, then we might question whether we could do that and whether it would be worthwhile. But seeing that our going forward in following Jesus, no matter how modest our progress may seem, is not a shaky proposition but part of God’s plan to bring salvation to all humanity helps us feel divine support and gives us confidence.
Confidence to do what? To prove what the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, tell us: that God, divine Love, is supremely good and infinite. To demonstrate that all that God creates exists as the expression of this all-good God. To prove that the omnipresence of good constitutes a law of harmony that can be understood and applied to bring resolution and healing to human lives and human bodies. And that this is the will of divine Love.