Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The transformational Christ

The transformational Christ


Julio C. Rivas, CS

Christ Jesus tells us that "it is the spirit that quickeneth; the  flesh profiteth nothing."  (John 6:63)  Christ is SPIRIT’s manifestation to our human understanding and it induces revolutionary changes. 

The term "flesh" implies calcified thinking, a matter-confined temperament.  A Christly spirit illuminates consciousness and liberates us from flesh-bound traps.  We experience the divine, alterative energies of SPIRIT.  Currents of health, grace and wellness flow into us. 

Jesus was radical.  He went against the mental tide of materiality.  Revolutionary theologian, Mary Baker Eddy, wrote that “Divine Truth, Life, 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 for man.”

The Christ-spirit is given to everyone by LOVE-GOD.  It is ours because our spiritual essence is the product of SPIRIT-LIFE.  It is imbedded in the spiritual fabric of our being. 

The Christ-spirit is holy, healing grace and might.  We release it via growth in understanding and grace.  Once activated it overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 

The Christ-spirit elides is the “spirit that quickeneth.”  It elides willfulness, ego-centrism and pride by making way for spiritual grace, dominion and triumph.  It transforms mere personal effort into divinely empowered activity. 

To infinite GOOD-GOD, who is omnipotent SPIRIT, no human condition is too difficult to resolve.  As the Bible says, "he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth" (Job 23: 13).

The answers to the problems facing us — whether large or small — are at hand.  Our Christly spirit causes us to hear MIND’s brilliant solutions and to implement them successfully. 

Our Christly understanding compounds our health, fulfillment and substance.  It honors LOVE-GOD and it embraces and blesses everyone we come into contact with. 

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