Christian Science shows clearly that the human sense of...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science shows clearly that the human sense of any process is a counterfeit of the true activity going on in the divine Mind. The common thought about recuperation is that it is a material process, requiring above all considerable time. Anyone who will stop to think will admit at once that recuperation, either of a nation from war or of a person from illness or any other disorder, must be a mental process, a change of thought to the standard of true peace, health, and order. In other words, if thought has seemingly departed in any respect from absolute Principle, it simply has to turn completely back. This recuperation does not depend upon mere time; it requires eternal, unlimited turning.

What constitutes turning to God, to Principle, is, of course, stated and restated innumerable times in the Scriptures. Ezekiel, particularly, was fond of the word, and time after time he explained in glowing language what is essential for real turning. "Cast away from you all your transgressions," he declared, for instance, "whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye." Real recuperation does indeed seem the appearing of a new heart and a new spirit to the one turning his thought wholly to the truth that divine intelligence governs the genuine, spiritual man. It means necessarily the utter casting away of the belief that anything but divine intelligence could possibly produce real activity. Such a belief is the transgression from which human thought needs to be recuperated.

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