The Dream Dispelled

"Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light." This clarion call of Paul is just as applicable and significant to the Christian of today as it was to the Ephesians of the first century, but until the advent of Christian Science the real import of Paul's peremptory yet loving command was not understood by mortals, though there is embodied therein the most important advice in all Christendom. Parallel in importance is Mrs. Eddy's statement on page 40 of Science and Health, "The nature of Christianity is peaceful and blessed, but in order to enter into the kingdom, the anchor of hope must be cast beyond the veil of matter into the Shekinah into which Jesus has passed before us."

One of the things which Christian Science seeks constantly to impress upon its students, is that there is no resting-place in matter. This Science clearly teaches that matter, or material consciousness, is but the Adamic dream from which all mortals must awaken before peace and happiness can be attained. When one is convinced of the truth of this statement, there is seen to be but one real business in life, namely, the continuous effort to awaken one's self and others to a consciousness of the real universe of God's creation. Accompanying this conviction comes a quickened condition of thought which realizes the foolishness and danger of dillydallying by the way, and thereby prolonging the dream of life and intelligence in matter.

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