"Where is God?" "Well, here - and everywhere." "How is that possible?" "Because God is Spirit." "Aha, and how do I see Spirit? Where do I start looking?" "Start with the small things and put them under the magnifier of spiritual sense."
In contrast to a magnifier made out of glas and metal, which makes usually something look bigger than it actually is, the magnifier of spiritual sense makes God look the actual size. As a mortal perception hides Spirit, spiritual sense breaks through and sees the whole picture. The bigger picture. And like each peach has a stone so each one of us has spiritual sense. It is there.
To magnify God is to stop marginalizing Spirit - we acknowledge the presence of good and start with respect, no complaints, dignity, honor, integrity, a first attempt of discipline, flexibility, life, inspiration, a sense of adventure, a listening ear, brilliance of creation, evident everywhere. God is not hiding, good didn't disappear, love has not left. The richness and depth of divine Love are right here, but without limits. The quiet magnifier of spiritual sense and the patience of believing open a new world. Right here. As a poem from Samuel Longfellow, set to music for the Christian Science Hymnal, beautiful expresses it. Magnify Spirit, which is holding all things in His/Her hand.
Who is writing?
In my work as Christian Science practitioner and writer I draw on listening to God and listening to people.
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