In every heart, surely, there is the desire for greater abundance of life, for joyous activity and progress. To the so-called human mind this seems to be material; but to the Christian Scientist, progress, activity, and abundance are necessarily spiritual. They may seem to be manifested through materiality; but in reality the human mind and body are the reverse of the truth, are the supposititious opposites of the real man. Christ Jesus pointed out the way whereby true abundance and true progress may be attained. He said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly;" also, "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." More abundant life, then, is to be gained through a knowledge of God and His Christ, through an understanding of the one Mind and its manifestation.

All ideas, all activity, all substance, are contained in divine Mind and are expressed through man, Mind's idea or reflection. Mrs. Eddy tells us that we acquire an understanding of this Mind through spiritual sense. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 214) she says, "When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious;" and in Job we read, "But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almight giveth them understanding" Mrs. Eddy defines spiritual sense in Science and Health (p. 209) as a "conscious, constant capacity to understand God."

True understanding always brings forth its evidence. Jesus "demanded a change of consciousness and evidence," Mrs. Eddy writes in "Unity of Good" (p. 11). To human sense the evidence which we call a demonstration appears to be the solution of a human problem; but to spiritual sense the evidence is spiritual, a divine idea, specific, definite, clear. As the true ideas of Mind are recognized, the illusion of discord vanishes.

March 31, 1928

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