Reading & Meditation (Christ) by Rev. Christine Emmerling 9/4/2022 (text)
Reading & Meditation on Christ by Rev. Christine 9/4/2022
I’m sharing with you today an excerpt from Divine Science Its Principle and Practice: Jesus’ disciples accepted the fact that Jesus knew that what was true for him was also true for all mankind, for it was John who said, “As he is, so are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17. The indwelling Christ is the same creative channel and quality of Spirit working in us which worked in and through Jesus. The same Christ principle which evolved in Jesus is in each of us and as wholly capable of guiding our unfoldment to its destined goal.
We now see that Jesus is our Wayshower because his clear realization of the Fatherhood of God and the Sonship of man demonstrated how the Christ manifests in the flesh, when given opportunity, until the man, the effect, becomes the true embodiment of the Christ, the indwelling Cause. In Jesus the inner and the outer became one and indivisible – Jesus Christ!
Jesus is the perfect example of man’s potentiality. Paul assures us that we may accomplish our Christhood, when he says, “For if the first fruit (Jesus) be holy, the lump (mankind) is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.” Rom. 11:16. Our work is to find and prove our own divinity, to unfold our own latent powers, and to bring forth our own indwelling Christ as the second coming.
We shall now go into meditation. I invite you to get comfortable and begin with some good deep breathing; acknowledging every breath as sacred, the holy presence of God that lives and moves through our whole being.
God is right here, right now, and everywhere present as a living Divine Presence and intelligence. This Divine Presence lives you, lives me, and lives everyone and all life everywhere; it is the living light within us. This living Presence is love and is the true one and only power. This very same power of love is within us and lives through us. This living Presence is the Christ within us all. Christ is the Presence of God that is living and guiding me right now.
Christ within me, is my hope and glory. (Repeat)
Divine Spirit unfolding through me is the Christ light that is awakening my soul this very moment to the truth of my being. I am the activity of light in action. I am the activity of love in action. I am activity of goodness in action. I am the activity of knowledge and understanding in action. I am the activity of wisdom in action. I am the activity of life in action. I am the activity of joy in action. I bless and praise the action of God, the activity of Christ in me. Be still and know...
Thank you, God, for these sacred moments in communion. Amen.
I invite you to bring your attention back and be fully present.