Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
God creates all forms of reality. His thoughts are 27spiritual realities. So-called mortal mind — being non-existent and consequently not within the range of im‐514514:1mortal existence — could not by simulating deific power invert the divine creation, and afterwards recreate per‐3God’s thoughts are spiritual realitiessons or things upon its own plane, since noth‐ing exists beyond the range of all-inclusive infinity, in which and of which God is the 6sole creator. Mind, joyous in strength, dwells in the realm of Mind. Mind’s infinite ideas run and dis‐port themselves. In humility they climb the heights of 9holiness.
Moral courage is “the lion of the tribe of Juda,” the king of the mental realm. Free and fearless it roams in 12Qualities of thoughtthe forest. Undisturbed it lies in the open field, or rests in “green pastures, . . . beside the still waters.” In the figurative transmission from the 15divine thought to the human, diligence, promptness, and perseverance are likened to “the cattle upon a thousand hills.” They carry the baggage of stern resolve, and 18keep pace with highest purpose. Tenderness accompa‐nies all the might imparted by Spirit. The individ‐uality created by God is not carnivorous, as witness the 21millennial estate pictured by Isaiah: — The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, And the leopard shall lie down with the kid; 24And the calf and the young lion, and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.
Understanding the control which Love held over all, 27Daniel felt safe in the lions’ den, and Paul proved the Creatures of God usefulviper to be harmless. All of God’s creatures, moving in the harmony of Science, are harm‐30less, useful, indestructible. A realization of this grand verity was a source of strength to the ancient worthies. 515 515:1It supports Christian healing, and enables its possessor to emulate the example of Jesus. “And God saw that 3it was good.”
Patience is symbolized by the tireless worm, creeping over lofty summits, persevering in its intent. The ser‐6The serpent harmlesspent of God’s creating is neither subtle nor poisonous, but is a wise idea, charming in its adroitness, for Love’s ideas are subject to the Mind which 9forms them, — the power which changeth the serpent into a staff.