Gain and Loss

Spiritual gain is more than a reshuffling of mortal thoughts: it is their displacement by spiritual ideas. Christian Science is not a religious etcetera: it is the Science of Life, indispensable to all. This Science of being gives one a correct sense of values and explains the constant recurrence of loss and gain in human experience. Many, for instance, acquire a large fortune, but through the loss of health or other faculties are deprived of its enjoyment. Others, while retaining normal conditions in other respects, may lose their fortune and with it their peace of mind. Christian Science replaces every sense of loss with the true sense of gain.

On page 487 of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes: "There is more Science in the perpetual exercise of the Mind-faculties than in their loss. Lost they cannot be, while Mind remains." Through spiritualization of thought, Christian Science restores the faculties which had seemed to be lost through material thinking. To those who seem to have lost what they held most dear or needful, Christian Science reassuringly declares that "Mind remains." When health, moral sense, happiness, and even the necessities of life seem to have crumbled away, divine Mind remains to restore them from the new and true standpoint of man's spiritual completeness. They are abiding when their spiritual foundation is understood; and that foundation is never withdrawn.

The average individual is content to drift with the current of his thoughts, be they profitable or unprofitable; but Christian Science initiates one into the art of controlling thought through spiritual intelligence. So it nullifies a man's fears, destroys his idolatry, his suffering, and brings him a new sense of reliance and reliability. It divests him of pride and egotism.

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April 2, 1932

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