Hallowed be Thy name.
Question: What does Christian Science teach us to do to hallow God’s name?
Answer: While most religions teach that man should praise and worship God, Christian Science demands that we actively demonstrate, or prove, our love for God. Mary Baker Eddy explains how:
“Christian Science does honor God as no other theory honors Him, and it does this in the way of His appointing, by doing many wonderful works through the divine name and nature.” (S&H 483:27)
“If Christian Science dishonors human belief, it honors spiritual understanding; and the one Mind only is entitled to honor.” (S&H 183:29)
“Christian Scientists must live under the constant pressure of the apostolic command to come out from the material world and be separate. They must renounce aggression, oppression and the
pride of power. Christianity, with the crown of Love upon her brow, must be their queen of life.”
We see from all of the above that we are to 1) do wonderful works; 2) honor spiritual understanding and the one Mind only; 3) separate our thinking from the material world; and
4) renounce all suggestions of a power apart from God.
These are some of the actions taken by those who adore the name and nature of the One Father-Mother God.
“Men must approach God reverently, doing their own work in obedience to divine law, if they would fulfil the intended harmony of being.” (Un. 13:4)
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
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