Unity of Good, by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

Seedtime and Harvest
page 358

for God is their divine Principle.  They live,
because He lives; and they are eternally perfect, because
He is perfect, and governs them in the Truth of divine
Science, whereof God is the Alpha and Omega, the centre
and circumference.
   To attempt the calculation of His mighty ways, from
the evidence before the material senses, is fatuous.  It is
like commencing with the minus sign, to learn the principle
of positive mathematics.
   God was not in the whirlwind.  He is not the blind
force of a material universe.  Mortals must learn this;
unless, pursued by their fears, they would endeavor to
hide from His presence under their own falsities, and call

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in vain for the mountains of unholiness to shield them
from the penalty of error.
   Jesus taught us to walk over, not into or with, the currents
of matter, or mortal mind.  His teachings beard
the lions in their dens.  He turned the water into wine,
he commanded the winds, he healed the sick, - all in
direct opposition to human philosophy and so-called
natural science.  He annulled the laws of matter, showing
them to be laws of mortal mind, not of God.  He showed
the need of changing this mind and its abortive laws.  He
demanded a change of consciousness and evidence, and
effected this change through the higher laws of God.
The palsied hand moved, despite the boastful sense of
physical law and order.  Jesus stooped not to human
consciousness, nor to the evidence of the senses.  He
heeded not the taunt, "That withered hand looks very
real and feels very real;" but he cut off this vain boasting
and destroyed human pride by taking away the material
evidence.  If his patient was a theologian of some
bigoted sect, a physician, or a professor of natural philosophy,
- according to the ruder sort then prevalent, -
he never thanked Jesus for restoring his senseless hand;
but neither red tape nor indignity hindered the divine
process.  Jesus required neither cycles of time nor thought
in order to mature fitness for perfection and its
possibilities.  He said that the kingdom of heaven is here, and
is included in Mind; that while ye say, There are yet four
months, and then cometh the harvest, I say, Look up,

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not down, for your fields are already white for the harvest;
and gather the harvest by mental, not material processes.
The laborers are few in this vineyard of Mind-sowing and
reaping; but let them apply to the waiting grain the curving
sickle of Mind's eternal circle, and bind it with bands
of Soul.

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