Subduing the Body

Health is gained in the measure that the body is brought into subjection to Truth; and in order to subdue the body, mortal mind must first be subordinated. In Matthew we read, "How can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man?" In speaking of this passage in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy says (p. 400), "Mortal mind is 'the strong man,' which must be held in subjection before its influence upon health and morals can be removed."

One who for years had been bound by wrong thinking,—malice, resentment, and bad temper,—until his body had become discordant and distorted, was suffering from many of the so-called physical ills to which flesh is heir. He had "suffered many things of many physicians," but had found no relief. Within a very short time, through the application of the truth as taught in Christian Science, this unhappy sufferer was transformed into a happy, healthy, joyous, free, active, spiritually-minded man, gratefully singing praises to God. Was not that an example of bringing the body, yes, the thought, into subjection to Spirit, Truth?

Denying, not Depriving
May 23, 1931

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