On Looking Up

There is a story of a primitive bridge in a far-off land which travelers had considerable trouble in crossing. The bridge, made by the natives of fiber rope, provided the only means of crossing a deep chasm. Before starting across it the trip seemed comparatively easy; but when the bridge began to shake and swing, those upon it would hesitate, doubting its ability to support them. Their fears increasing as they saw the deep chasm beneath them, the guide would shout, "Look up!" And as they obeyed their fears would abate, and the trip be easily made. To the student of Christian Science this story is fraught with meaning. In it he may see typified the process by which he can obey the Decalogue and practice it in daily life, together with Christ Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.

To those laboring under the belief that matter is real, that it is the means to health, harmony, and happiness, and is subject to pain and distress; to those wearily looking for rest from the rush and clamor of daily life, Christian Science contains the key to true and lasting freedom and opens the way by which they may also share manifold blessings with others. On page 521 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy we read: "The harmony and immortality of man are intact. We should look away from the opposite supposition that man is created materially, and turn our gaze to the spiritual record of creation, to that which should be engraved on the understanding and heart 'with the point of a diamond' and the pen of an angel."

Scientific Continuing
June 1, 1929

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