"Look unto me"

"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth." This text indicates the certainty of universal salvation through undivided faith in God, omnipotent good.

It is at once apparent that the demand, "Look unto me," does not refer to physical seeing, but solely to one's spiritual outlook. Elucidating the First Commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me," Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 467). "This me is Spirit." Therefore it is to Spirit that the sufferer must look for his health, the sinner for his redemption, the sorrower for his consolation.

In contrast to this "me" of Spirit, our Leader thus defines the word "you" (ibid., p. 599): "As applied to corporeality, a mortal; finity." The student of Christian Science learns that he cannot look from this "me" of Spirit to the "you" of corporeality and seek to reconcile opposites; nor can he expect Spirit to heal insensate matter. Spirit does not rain down material health and material blessings, so called, upon mortals; but the power of Spirit lifts mortals to perceive and to prove that health and joy are wholly spiritual in their origin and nature. It may be said that the alert student of Christian Science is constantly "saved" from some form of discord: from becoming sick, irritable, fatigued, discouraged, resentful; from being unwise, uncharitable, selfish, or lazy. This is because he is yielding to Spirit's insistent and incessant demands that one shall put off the false concept of man as rapidly as is practicable, and adopt and adhere to the true model, spiritual man.

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Exalted Thoughts
January 12, 1929

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