“Thy kingdom come” – Q&A #12

Thy kingdom come.
Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.

Question: How does Christian Science help us to understand and experience the kingdom of heaven?

Answer: The main thing to know is that Christian Science strips away the ancient belief that heaven is a place that is somehow separate from those of us on earth, such as up in the sky somewhere. It brings heaven into the consciousness of Soul, where man and the universe
forever dwell. The sphere of thinking we call earth is embraced in the harmony of heaven. But we all need to pray to have our eyes opened to this heaven, and to live our lives knowing we are residents of the kingdom of heaven. This is what Christian Science teaches:

“Truth has furnished the key to the kingdom, and with this key Christian Science has opened the door of the human understanding.” (S&H 99:9-11)

“If the Bible and my work Science and Health had their rightful place in schools of learning, they would revolutionize the world by advancing the kingdom of Christ.” (No 33:5-7)

“One thing is eternally here; it reigns supreme to-day, to-morrow, forever. We need it in our homes, at our firesides, on our altars, for with it win we the race of the centuries. We have it only as we live it. This is that needful one thing — divine Science, whereby thought is spiritualized, reaching outward and upward. (My. 126:28)

Your daily prayer, “thy kingdom come,” and your life as a Christian Scientist, will help lift
humanity to understand God.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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