True Living

The student's constant recognition of the spiritual fact that man lives, moves, and has his being in God, Spirit, in the atmosphere of infinite, omnipotent Love, divine Mind, leads to harmonious activity. We may all experience this spiritual living if we will persistently turn away from materiality and acknowledge as true only the spiritual facts. Let us endeavor not to allow our daily duties to become shadows obscuring our spiritual vision. If we are careful each day to remove as far as possible such discordant elements as doubt, fear, jealousy, or hatred, we shall find our lives becoming more harmonious. God, in His infinite love, rewards the smallest effort toward right living and thinking.

Christian Science teaches us how to think rightly; and thinking rightly leads to living rightly, to a true sense of harmonious existence. Through spiritualization of thought, accomplished by faithful study, and consecrated demonstration of the teachings of Christian Science, we are able to meet and master the trials and difficulties of mortal existence. Many and varied are the seeming discords through which our daily sojourn leads us. In striving to overcome injustice, dishonesty, or hatred we must see and know that, as Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 468), "man is not material; he is spiritual." When the truth that man is not material, but spiritual, is once grasped, it completely changes one's point of view. Instead of seeing man as a discordant mortal, one beholds man in his true nature as spiritual, and expressing only divine qualities. However great, at times, may be the temptation to yield to the suggestions of error, we must learn to silence them with thoughts and words of Love and Truth.

Did Jesus in his few years of living among men ever treat his fellow-man unkindly, or in any way deal with the material world other than as a living witness of the truth of being? Jesus saw clearly that happiness, harmony, is not gained through material possessions, but by following his own command, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness." As this injunction is faithfully followed, we shall find all our seeming problems vanish into their native nothingness. God knows only His creation, which is perfect, without spot or blemish. How earnestly should all strive to live the Christianly scientific life; and how grateful we are to know that this life is possible, if only we will think rightly! Our spiritual sense of life is rendered constant only by right thinking, by spiritual understanding.

"O come, let us sing unto the Lord"
August 25, 1928

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