St. Paul in Acts 17:28, KJV, The Holy Bible: “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us, for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also his offspring.”
And I’ll add the words of Alfred Lord Tennyson, whom every student of literature recognizes: “Speak to Him thou for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet. Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.”
I was going through some odds and ends the other day and came across a little booklet titled “The Christ Within” by Raymond Teague, written many years ago for Unity School of Christianity, based in Missouri, USA. I will excerpt from it here.
“. . . Let’s take a closer look at the phrase “It is not I, but the Christ within who does the work.” The “I” is easily understood as the personal self or individual will; some might say the ego or human side of our being. The perspective of the “I” is limited and too often grounded in personalities and preconceived outcomes. We believe this was Jesus’ understanding as He taught us: “I can do nothing on my own” (John 5:30). . . . Christ is a title added to Jesus’ name. The word comes from the Greek “Christos,” meaning “anointed.” Jesus was so called because he was considered anointed by God. . . . The Christ is the presence of God with which each person is anointed at creation. It is the eternal essence of God that is our true spiritual nature. It can be called the spark of God that ignites the human flame. . . Christ within is actually the very presence of God at the core of our beings, . . . Remember that we remain spiritual beings no matter what appearances may suggest to the contrary. It may also be helpful to consider how the Christ fits into Unity’s concept of the Trinity. God is universal or Infinite Mind. The Son is God’s Idea, the Christ [anointed] of God. The Holy Spirit is the Expression of the Idea. In other words, the Christ within is the Idea from the Mind of God that is given expression in human forms. It is the presence of God within doing God’s work and will. . . . In going to the Christ within, we are journeying to a place of true comprehension, to a level of awareness unclouded by our human thoughts and desires, to a consciousness in which God speaks directly to and through us [emphasis added]. . . . We turn to the Christ within because doing so puts us in touch with God’s attributes, which are inherent to the Christ within and are, therefore, part of our true nature. . . . On a very practical level, our fears and worries and limitations die when they come into contact with the Christ within. . . . [But many of us have to go within, to the secret place of the most high, over and over again to keep our peace.] Christianity does not have a monopoly on the Christ within. We recognize it in all people, whatever nationality they may be or on whatever spiritual path they may walk. The Christ is the universal presence of God at the center of every individual. . . .”
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