Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Question: What does it mean to be called the “children of God”?
Answer: The real children of God are the spiritual ideas of God made in His image and
likeness, not so-called mortals born of material beliefs. The phrase, “children of God,” as used in the Bible, describes someone who is God-like. If we are being peacemakers, then
we are doing a God-like work. We are showing forth our true heritage as spiritual ideas of the divine Mind.
“In Science we are children of God; but whatever is of material sense, or mortal, belongs not to His children, for materiality is the inverted image of spirituality.” (S&H 572)
“Unless you fully perceive that you are the child of God, hence perfect, you have no Principle to
demonstrate and no rule for its demonstration. By this I do not mean that mortals are the
children of God, — far from it.” (My. 242)
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.” (Romans 8)
“The children of God have but one Mind.” (S&H 470)
How can there be conflict, if there is only one Mind?
“The divine children are born of law and order, and Truth knows only such.” (Un. 22)
Would not children born of “law and order” make perfect peacemakers?
Practice: Today, think of yourself as a perfect child of God. Act accordingly!
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
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