Hallowed be Thy name.
Question: Why is it important that we understand that God is the Adorable One?
Answer: God already knows He is One and All. But humans need to challenge the false beliefs that would blind them to the true spiritual identity of man and his relationship to God. By learning about God’s perfect nature, His Oneness and Allness, we come to see our own true
nature. We also learn to tell the difference between the real and the unreal:
“The foundation of evil is laid on a belief in something besides God. This belief tends to support two opposite powers, instead of urging the claims of Truth alone. The mistake of thinking that error can be real, when it is merely the absence of truth, leads to belief in the superiority of error.” (S&H 92:26)
We do not want to waste our time believing that error is superior to God, do we? No! So, we pray to know that God is Supreme and the only power. There is a good reason for making this separation:
“Entirely separate from the belief and dream of material living, is the Life divine, revealing spiritual understanding and the consciousness of man’s dominion over the whole earth. This understanding casts out error and heals the sick, and with it you can speak ‘as one having authority.’” (S&H 14:25)
Mary Baker Eddy is telling us that when we understand that God is separate from the beliefs of matter, we can heal the sick! How wonderful to be able to help mankind in this way. So, let us pray daily to know that God is the Adorable One!
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
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