I WANT to unfold to your understanding something of the meaning of God immanent and God transcendent. God and man are not separated, and never have been. After our lesson on the mind and soul you are quite aware of the oneness and unity of life. You are in every living thing. You are round about everything that is. You cannot separate yourself from anything that lives, moves, and has its being. You are in the rock, the crystal in every bud and twig, in all places at all times. You have always been. The sense of separateness is false understanding, and brings only confusion of mind.
Is not this feeling of unity more than a relation to God? Is it not the One speaking and breathing through all forms-all Creation-the creator and the created? How sayest thou: "Show us the Father?" "He that hath seen Me, hath seen the Father." Oh, priceless truth, now our privilege and joy to enter into! "I and the Father are one."
How are we going to live, so that this knowledge may be used for all? You dwell in the uttermost parts of the earth, you have your responsibility there, here, and everywhere. You are not without a witness, and you know nothing but the one good, one will, not a union of spirit with parent spirit, but an at-one-ment. Knowing only one Lord-one God-one Christ-this is not a mystery to you any longer. The race is unfolding, and you are unfolding; and just as you yield to truth and love, so all are helped. I cannot put this too strongly, for in it is the answer to all the seeming mystery of pain and the sorrows of life. Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows, and is doing this even now.
Will you reverently consider why you seem to be a limited part? Is it not because you have looked upon God as apart from yourself, thought of the indwelling Christ as Jesus of Nazareth? Do you not see for yourself how childlike has been your understanding? Your dependence upon some one, something, proved your childlike consciousness; and even as a child learns to say: I am myself, so will the whole human race say, as we now say together: I in you and you in Me. I am Myself. This understanding is putting Christ on the throne, lifting Him to where He deals with error and sin as a thing outside Himself. The truth dawns, and the inner Christ reveals to man his birthright, his true power, and henceforth he becomes one with, for and through all. Think for a moment how you dishonour Jesus as teacher if you hold Him responsible for the forgiveness of your ignorance. Hath He not said: All that the Father hath is yours, is mine? He hath also given you the key, the power of appropriation by faith.,