Our Resurrection

Christian Science gives us a broader, deeper understanding of every phase of life. At the Easter season it is helpful and illuminating to make a study of the resurrection and the ascension. In the Glossary of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 593), our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, gives us the definition of "resurrection" as, "Spiritualization of thought; a new and higher idea of immortality, or spiritual existence; material belief yielding to spiritual understanding." We understand, therefore, that Easter should not be only an especial season to us, but a daily lifting of thought above all materiality to the contemplation of God as Life and Truth and Love. Mrs. Eddy further explains (ibid., p. 292) that "Truth will be to us 'the resurrection and the life' only as it destroys all error and the belief that Mind, the only immortality of man, can be fettered by the body, and Life be controlled by death."

What a joy it is to know that divine Mind cannot be fettered by the body! Jesus said long ago, "The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live." Who are the dead? Christian Science teaches that they are those who are buried in false material beliefs. The voice of God is the voice of Truth, which is arousing men to know that real Life is Spirit, God, now and forever; that man, God's likeness, is therefore immortal now. Man never has been anything else, he never can be anything else, than the perfect immortal idea of God. Man is the full expression of divine Mind. How wonderfully beautiful and inspiring are these thoughts of spiritual man!

God's Man is Free
April 3, 1926

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