Life Obtained from Truth

Christian Science turns our gaze from the material body to the spiritual facts of being, pointing out that we should keep ourselves busy with right thinking. Before we knew anything about Christian Science, the material body was the chief concern of most of us. Paul speaks of being willing "to be absent from the body, and ... present with the Lord." The value of so doing is soon seen by the student of Christian Science, for he finds that proportionately as he keeps his thought on the spiritual fact, he can forget the material body, and his body is harmonious.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, speaks of abiding "in Life,—life obtained not of the body incapable of supporting life, but of Truth, unfolding its own immortal idea" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 325). We can never know true health until we stop looking to the body for health; until, instead of accepting what the material body seems to say, we turn to the truth of being and let spiritual sense form our conclusions.

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