Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
94:1 Jesus taught but one God, one Spirit, who makes man in the image and likeness of Himself, — of Spirit, not of 3Scientific manmatter. Man reflects infinite Truth, Life, and Love. The nature of man, thus understood, includes all that is implied by the terms “image” and 6“likeness” as used in Scripture. The truly Christian and scientific statement of personality and of the relation of man to God, with the demonstration which accompa‐9nied it, incensed the rabbis, and they said: “Crucify him, crucify him . . . by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.”
12 The eastern empires and nations owe their false gov‐ernment to the misconceptions of Deity there prevalent. Tyranny, intolerance, and bloodshed, wherever found, 15arise from the belief that the infinite is formed after the pattern of mortal personality, passion, and impulse.
The progress of truth confirms its claims, and our 18Master confirmed his words by his works. His healing-Ingratitude and denialpower evoked denial, ingratitude, and be‐trayal, arising from sensuality. Of the ten 21lepers whom Jesus healed, but one returned to give God thanks, — that is, to acknowledge the divine Principle which had healed him.
24 Our Master easily read the thoughts of mankind, and this insight better enabled him to direct those thoughts aright; but what would be said at this period of an in‐27fidel blasphemer who should hint that Jesus used his in‐cisive power injuriously? Our Master read mortal mind on a scientific basis, that of the omnipresence of Mind. 30An approximation of this discernment indicates spiritual growth and union with the infinite capacities of the one Mind. Jesus could injure no one by his Mind-reading. 95 95:1The effect of his Mind was always to heal and to save, and this is the only genuine Science of reading mortal 3Spiritual insightmind. His holy motives and aims were tra‐duced by the sinners of that period, as they would be to-day if Jesus were personally present. Paul 6said, “To be spiritually minded is life.” We approach God, or Life, in proportion to our spirituality, our fidel‐ity to Truth and Love; and in that ratio we know all 9human need and are able to discern the thought of the sick and the sinning for the purpose of healing them. Error of any kind cannot hide from the law of God.
12 Whoever reaches this point of moral culture and good‐ness cannot injure others, and must do them good. The greater or lesser ability of a Christian Scientist to discern 15thought scientifically, depends upon his genuine spirit‐uality. This kind of mind-reading is not clairvoyance, but it is important to success in healing, and is one of the 18special characteristics thereof.