Seeking the Kingdom

Christian Scientists are in possession of great wealth in the realization that it is their privilege to know that the law of God, good, is constantly in operation, and always steadily in the one direction of uplifting them from the beliefs in evil and their unhappy results which mortals seem to think it is necessary for them to experience. Our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, tells us in "Rudimental Divine Science" (p. 1) that Christian Science is "the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony;" and one finds that as he understandingly applies the law of God, the law of divine Love, to his human problems, even though some of these may seem to sense impossible of successful above the clouds of sense into the light of God's presence.

Christ Jesus laid stress on the healing of disease, perhaps because by doing so he could bring home to the people quickly, and in a practical way, the divine message which he bore to all mankind. It is recorded in Matthew that Jesus went about preaching, "Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." In the Greek, to repent means to think differently; and so it is necessary for us to-day to turn our thoughts away from the belief of life in matter and to seek, through earnest study, the kingdom of God, in order to know more of God and to be at-one with Him by making a sincere effort not only to think well of our fellow-man, but to put into active practice such thinking. When we thus earnestly and lovingly seek the kingdom of God, the so-called material laws of sickness, pain, and discord, under which we may appear to be in bondage, fall away.

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