Hallowed be Thy name.
Question: Did Christ Jesus “hallow” God’s name, or nature?
Answer: Yes. Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God, and so he understood that evil was no part of the nature of God or His Christ. Mary Baker Eddy explains:
“Christ expresses God’s spiritual, eternal nature.” (S&H 333:9-10)
“The Christ was the Spirit which Jesus implied in his own statements: ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life;’ ‘I and my Father are one.’ This Christ, or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine nature, the godliness which animated him.” (S&H 26:10-14)
Mankind has been able to learn more about God, the Adorable One Father we all share, from the example of Jesus:
“The divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow, — thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying.” (S&H 259:6-11)
“We learn somewhat of the qualities of the divine Mind through the human Jesus. The power of his transcendent goodness is manifest in the control it gave him over the qualities opposed to Spirit which mortals name matter.” (Mis. 199:18)
Because of the work of Jesus, Mrs. Eddy wrote: “Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man’s oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage.” (S&H 18:3-5)
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
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