Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
3 The spiritual essence of blood is sacrifice. The effi‐cacy of Jesus’ spiritual offering is infinitely greater than True flesh and bloodcan be expressed by our sense of human 6blood. The material blood of Jesus was no more efficacious to cleanse from sin when it was shed upon “the accursed tree,” than when it was flowing in 9his veins as he went daily about his Father’s business. His true flesh and blood were his Life; and they truly eat his flesh and drink his blood, who partake of that divine 12Life.
Jesus taught the way of Life by demonstration, that we may understand how this divine Principle heals 15Effective triumphthe sick, casts out error, and triumphs over death. Jesus presented the ideal of God better than could any man whose origin was less spiritual. By 18his obedience to God, he demonstrated more spiritu‐ally than all others the Principle of being. Hence the force of his admonition, “If ye love me, keep my com‐21mandments.”
Though demonstrating his control over sin and disease, the great Teacher by no means relieved others from giving 24the requisite proofs of their own piety. He worked for their guidance, that they might demonstrate this power as he did and understand its divine Principle. Implicit faith 27in the Teacher and all the emotional love we can bestow on him, will never alone make us imitators of him. We must go and do likewise, else we are not improving the 30great blessings which our Master worked and suffered to bestow upon us. The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus.
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 expe‐6rience, 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.