The Wings of Divine Love

In an age when aviation is becoming so widely known, thought naturally turns to the contemplation of flying. How many times in our troubles have we wished for "wings like a dove," that we might fly to some distant, quiet resting place, and there find peace and health! Mankind years for relief from sickness, sin, poverty—all limitation. Where is this haven of peace to be found, and how is it to be reached? Many persons have learned that the belief of life in matter has not satisfied their longings; that it has not delivered them from their fears or enabled them to rise out of their difficulties. Since the promise of deliverance is not to be found in the realm of materiality, it may, and must, be found in matter's opposite, namely, in Spirit, God, divine Mind. But where are the pinions which are to lift men out of anxiety and earthly cares and bear them Spiritward, so that they may reach their desired destination?

Christian Science presents to sick and tired humanity way out of these difficulties. The pinions it offers are right, intelligent, spiritual, scientific thinking—that loving thinking which draws the whole human family closer to God. As the individual uses these wings, he rises spontaneously to a higher altitude of thinking and dwells in the light of a higher and clearer understanding of God and the real man. The Christ, Truth, comes to mortals right where they are and teaches them how to use this motive power; how to exchange sick thoughts for healthy thoughts; how to abandon fear for courage; how to displace dark, sinful motives with honest, upright motives; in short, how to lay off the old consciousness of materiality and put on the new consciousness of life and health. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy has written (p. 393), "Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good." In the next sentence she adds, "God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man."

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