Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Question: What can we expect if we consistently practice meekness?
Answer: We will become masters, or rulers, over every situation that presents itself to us. We are taught in Christian Science how important it is to become masters over material beliefs. Otherwise, we would be like puppets or slaves to mortal mind, wouldn’t we?
Mary Baker Eddy writes:
“Meet every adverse circumstance as its master.” (S&H 491)
“He who gains self-knowledge, self-control, and the kingdom of heaven within himself, within his own
consciousness, is saved through Christ, Truth.” (My 161)
“The admission to one’s self that man is God’s own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea.” (S&H 90)
“We should master fear, instead of cultivating it.” (S&H 197)
“Whosoever understands a single rule in Science, and demonstrates its Principle according to rule, is master of the situation.” (Mis. 265)
“He that touches the hem of Christ’s robe and masters his mortal beliefs, animality, and hate, rejoices in the proof of healing, — in a sweet and certain sense that God is love.” (S&H 569)
Further Study: Jesus proved his dominion over all types of evil and material beliefs. Read in Mark 8:35-41 how Jesus, our Master, had dominion over the wind and the waves of the sea.
With practice, we could do the same.
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
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