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Following the Christ makes us wise

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Announcements Forums Truth – January 27th, 2019 Following the Christ makes us wise

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    JPalmer
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    5. Matthew 7
    24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

    It seems a lot of times in this world we are told someone is wise because he or she “forged their own path” and did things others haven’t. Too often in those cases we later hear of that person being brought down because they got involved with something horribly unwise, or they’ve taken their own life because that path proved completely unfulfilling.

    How different it is then to learn that the only wisdom comes from following the Christ. Taking these teachings in, and living them, is the only path to fulfillment, security, and every other good thing. Being a follower and a sheep – which in the world is seen as bad – ends up being the wisest course of action.

    I never expected to come to a place in my life where I both believed that, and am happy for it, but I’ve seen where forging your own path leads, and it was no good.

    I am so grateful for Christian Science, and for this wonderful church. Thank you!

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    Susanne
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    You bring up a good point, Jeremy. Following the Christ sure beats following self-will (so you can sing “I did it my way” in the end?) or whatever path society is selling at the moment. Following the Christ actually leads each one to express one’s unique individuality as a child of God! Isn’t it the case that realizing one’s spiritual identity actually enhances our experience more than anything else? with the added bonus as stated in the 91st Psalm, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Safe and sound in the Truth of Being!

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