We Are Elevated by LOVE-GOD
Julio C. Rivas, CS
Draw night to God and he will draw night to you. (KJV, James 4:8)
Eddy: “To put down the claim of sin, you must detect it, remove the mask, point out the illusion, and thus get the victory over sin and so prove its unreality.” Also, “Since God is All, there is no room for his unlikeness. God, Spirit, alone created all, and called it good.
One of the hardest things to do is to detect wrongs and correct ourselves. We get easily fooled by groupthink, fall into counterproductive habits, self-righteousness and rigidity. Divine WISDOM yanks us out of our mental and cultural traps. It motivates us to seek out and ponder contrarian viewpoints. MIND/TRUTH induces mental versatility, adroitness, and resourcefulness and transformation. Then we enjoy SPIRIT’s torrential blessings.
Arise go unto Nineveh, that great city … (KJV, Jonah 3:2)
Eddy: “Since God is All, there is no room for His unlikeness. God, Spirit, alone created all, and called it good.”
MIND-LOVE commands thought to eschew its fears, stubborn beliefs and material phantasms and accept its all-surrounding mandate of unbounded health, love, bounty and freedom. Jonah's whale in the Old Testament symbolizes obstinate and apparently overwhelming fears and difficulties. But these fade away when we are conscious of LOVE's superlative grace and might. To go to Nineveh is to move thought to an acceptance of our incorporeal unity with LOVE-SPIRIT’s all-encompassing and ever-flowing health and goodness.
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 2 “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” 3 “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him. 4 We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work. 5 But while I am here in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6 Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. 7 He told him, “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam” (Siloam means “sent”). So the man went and washed and came back seeing! (NLT, John 9:1-7)
Eddy: “Heredity is not a law.” And, “The eternal Truth destroys what mortals seem to have learned from error, and man’s real existence as a child of God comes to light.”
Being the fountain of our being, PRINCIPLE-SPIRIT has provided us with an excellent and bountiful inheritance of health, intelligence, love and resources. Our spiritual endowments from LOVE—SPIRIT elides the multiple, specious assertions of material heredity. Divine excellence is our past, present and future.