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When I Spoke of the Christ

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have no charity,

I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

— I Corinthians 13:1

Know this, see it, feel it, and be it.

— The Science of Mind, page 290

When I Spoke of the Christ

“Did you go to church today? I just came from church! What church do you go to? I’m on the board of directors of my church!” The woman preened, as she boasted and tried to intimidate the people in the small general store in Hawaii. I smiled at her, and said nothing because in my heart I knew that a person’s entire life experience can serve in the manner of a church.

This incident reminded me of something I once heard: “When I spoke of the Christ, my parents hated me, but when I became like the Christ, they loved me.” One thrilling way we can become like the Christ, that is to realize our Divine wholeness, is to live love: to let the car in ahead of us on the freeway, to let the customer with one item precede us in the grocery store checkout line, to help the child who drops his packages in front of our house, to caress the brow of the person in pain, to smile at the disconsolate, to … .

I realized that every situation in life presents me with a wonderful opportunity to express the Christ-spirit. I also knew I must not advertise this intention, because the minute I do, I lessen its value. Yes, I truly agree with the words of Ernest Holmes, “Know this, see it, feel it, and BE it.”

No more will I be as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.

Today I look for the Christ-spirit in every situation I encounter,

I see the Christ-consciousness in every pair of eyes I contact,

and I am whole.

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