The teaching of Christian Science turns human thought from the belief that life is organic, physical, and finite, and reveals Life as synonymous with God, divine Principle. Mrs. Eddy reveals the wholly spiritual nature of life in her statement (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 468), "Life is divine Principle;" and she also shows divine Principle to be identical with divine Love. It is only when thinking of one's self as separate from divine Principle that one lays one's self open to discord and limitation. Who would entertain fears on behalf of the safety of divine Principle? Nothing endangers Life or divine Love, limits its scope, nullifies its power, or hinders its reflection. There is nothing to prevent an individual from learning the truth about Life, Love, divine Principle, and thereby, step by step, annulling every sense of handicap. The more one expresses of divine Principle the more he reflects real life, and vice versa.

The Bible speaks of those who "through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." This fear can be overcome in no other way than by overcoming materiality. The anxious mortal, then, hitherto educated to fear lest disease, accident, or age should terminate his life, must ask himself whether these, or any other beliefs of the flesh, can terminate divine Principle, or the life which proceeds from it? He must cease watching his birthdays and rejoice in his spiritual new birth, the newness of life born of spiritual understanding. He must ask himself how much divine Principle means to him in his daily actions, his pursuits, and his character, and must learn to give it first place, if he would learn the secret of life eternal.

Items of Interest
Items of Interest
January 21, 1933

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