Seeking and Finding

Jesus said: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." The truth of these familiar words is daily being proved; and the fulfillment of the promises given therein is a demonstrable certainty to all those who, through the teachings of Christian Science, are learning to ask and seek aright. Many are trying to demonstrate material things instead of seeking the spiritual idea of Truth. But only in seeking and finding the spiritual idea, in place of each and every seeming, false condition of material sense, will harmony be found, manifesting itself in harmonious conditions. Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 566), "So shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul, from a material sense of existence to the spiritual."

To the searcher for health, does it not sometimes seem that all his earnest seeking goes unrewarded? And is this not often because he is trying to demonstrate a perfect material body instead of striving to understand the wholeness, completeness, and perfection of each individual idea of God, and the consequent impossibility of making perfect that which is imperfect and unreal? He will find that as he rises above the false mortal concept of man as material and as having a material body, his beliefs of ill health will fade away.

Church and Church Membership
September 22, 1923

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