In declaring that we should be "willing rather to be...

Bradford (Pa.) Star

In declaring that we should be "willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord," the apostle sought to show the need of lifting our thoughts above the material aspect of things and placing them so far as possible upon the spiritual. Christian Science teaches identically the same thing. Jesus said, "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on;" yet we are hardly justified in believing that he meant we should utterly ignore our every-day needs. Was it not rather an effort on his part to show his followers the need of fixing their desires upon "things above" rather than upon "things below"?

Christian Science asks no impossible thing of any man. It points out the way whereby happiness and health may be won here and now, and leaves it to the individual to progress as fast as he may choose toward the attainment of that state of mind wherein the physical recedes from its claims for constant care and attention; thereby giving him freedom to work out his own salvation.

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