Spiritual Discernment

WHEN Jesus healed the man born blind he made it clear that material eyes are not "the works of God." On page 505 of Science and Health we read that "spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good." Mortals believe that sight is dependent upon the eyes, although they admit without question that it is the mind which discerns, interprets, selects, or classifies the myriad impressions received from the world in which they live. Even in the realm of physical science, so called, it is held that the mind sees and hears, that all else is blind and deaf.

Christian Science, restating the pure Christ-teaching, not only accepts the works of Jesus as a basis for present possibilities, but tells how his works were accomplished. That Jesus should be superior to the whole belief of mind in matter has throughout the ages been accepted as logical, since he was believed to be endowed with special power from on high to perform miracles; but as humanity learns through Christian Science that this power was the understanding of an absolute Science with a perfect Principle and perfect rules for demonstrating this Principle, then the works of Jesus are seen in a new light,—a light which illumines the whole consciousness and, furthermore, presents practical proof in healing the ills of the flesh.

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