On the day I brought your ancestors out of the land of Egypt, I didn’t say a thing—I gave no instructions—about entirely burned offerings or sacrifices. Rather, this is what I required of them: Obey me so that I may become your God and you may become my people. Follow the path I mark out for you so that it may go well with you.
(Jeremiah 7:22-23 CEB)
You know that feeling you get when you see something that’s just not right? Before you get into wondering, or justifying, or anything else: that innate inner rebellion against something that simply isn’t good?
That rebellion is the fact of who you are – the likeness of divine good – crying out against who you are not.
We would do well to listen to that rebel yell.
And more than listen. We should cultivate it, practice it, let it loose upon all the areas of our lives where we’ve quietly accepted anything less than pure good.
Pick anything recent, where you’ve felt that rebellion. If you can’t think of anything, check out the work being done by this person and this person; they’re responding to their rebellion against poor living conditions and mediocrity by stepping up and making a difference.
Now be that kind of rebel against ANYTHING that denies your nature as the image and likeness of pure, divine good. You have the right to let that rebellion lift you out of being in bondage to sickness, apathy, and despair.
After all, we’ve been called to honor one power and one power alone. And that power – that good which is divine Life, Truth, and Love – does not share with anything unlike good. Love spurs you on to see yourself as the very expression of Life, and this Life, this divine, eternal Truth, allows for not one lie about you.
Good, pure, unadulterated good, is the only truth we will accept. Rise up and claim what’s yours.
“No evidence before the material senses can close my eyes to the scientific proof that God, good, is supreme.”
(Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings p. 277)