Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.
Question: What is Principle?
Answer: Principle indicates God’s Allness. Principle is the foundational law which governs
man and the universe. Principle is the name of God we should learn more about in order to
understand how God’s will operates. Principle is all-acting, and operates in line with its law
of harmony to keep all spiritual ideas in perfect co-ordination with one another.
“Harmony is produced by its Principle, is controlled by it and abides with it.” (S&H 304:16-17)
Just as the science of mathematics and music have a principle that governs their operations, the universe has an infinite divine Principle, God, which governs all, and is over all. As we have read already in another lesson:
“Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe.” (S&H 465:17)
God’s will is Principle in action, and as we conform our thinking and action with God’s will, we should experience more harmony in our daily lives.
“Let us open our affections to the Principle that moves all in harmony, — from the falling of a
sparrow to the rolling of a world.” (Mis. 174:10-12)
If something bad seems to come our way, we have God’s “rule of perpetual harmony” that
enables us to destroy the false law that mortal mind is fearing.
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
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