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26:1    While we adore Jesus, and the heart overflows with gratitude for what he did for mortals, — treading alone 3Individual experiencehis loving pathway up to the throne of glory, in speechless agony exploring the way for us, — yet Jesus spares us not one individual expe6rience, if we follow his commands faithfully; and all have the cup of sorrowful effort to drink in proportion to their demonstration of his love, till all are redeemed 9through divine Love.

    The Christ was the Spirit which Jesus implied in his own statements: “I am the way, the truth, and the life;” 12Christ’s demonstration“I and my Father are one.” This Christ, or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine nature, the godliness which animated him. Divine Truth, 15Life, and Love gave Jesus authority over sin, sickness, and death. His mission was to reveal the Science of celestial being, to prove what God is and what He does 18for man.

    A musician demonstrates the beauty of the music he teaches in order to show the learner the way by prac21Proof in practicetice as well as precept. Jesus’ teaching and practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice as makes us admit its Principle to be Love. This was 24the precious import of our Master’s sinless career and of his demonstration of power over death. He proved by his deeds that Christian Science destroys sickness, sin, 27and death.

    Our Master taught no mere theory, doctrine, or belief. It was the divine Principle of all real being which he 30taught and practised. His proof of Christianity was no form or system of religion and worship, but Christian Science, working out the harmony of Life and Love. 27 27:1Jesus sent a message to John the Baptist, which was intended to prove beyond a question that the Christ had 3come: “Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, 6to the poor the gospel is preached.” In other words: Tell John what the demonstration of divine power is, and he will at once perceive that God is the power in 9the Messianic work.

    That Life is God, Jesus proved by his reappearance after the crucifixion in strict accordance with his scien12Living templetific statement: “Destroy this temple [body], and in three days I [Spirit] will raise it up.” It is as if he had said: The I— the Life, substance, 15and intelligence of the universe — is not in matter to be destroyed.

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