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Truth When You Need It

If I am declaring that God is Love, and yet I hold a resentment towards someone, I am a hypocrite.
If I am declaring that God is Mind, and yet believe someone is ignorant, I am a hyprocrite.
Jesus declared that the second commandment (after the first, to love God with all your heart, and mind, and soul) was like the first: to love your neighbor as yourself.
 
The Science of Christianity explains that God and His creation are not separate, that it is impossible to love God and not love yourself and your neighbor (or vice versa!). How are we to pull this off? How in heaven's name are we to follow Jesus' admonition: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect."
 
As an Adam-man, born of the flesh, it is impossible, but as man made in the image and likeness of God, Spirit, it is natural. As I acknowledge that, I of mine own self  can think or say or do nothing, it is the Father that dwelleth in me that doeth the works - and strive to live this way, I will be following the Wayshower.
 
As image, or reflection, there is nothing to be prideful about, and hypocrisy is out of the question. All the effort is focused on keeping the Adam-man out of the way, and letting the light shine through. "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is heaven." (Matt. 5)
 
In prayer, in watching, in working, unless we are operating from the standpoint of reflecting divine Intelligence, reflecting divine Love, we are liable to be a hypocrite, operating from the standpoint of our own will!! God forbid.

 

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