Learning of the Continuity of Life

A Christian Scientist was asked to give a word of assurance to one who, having lived far beyond the human allotment of threescore years and ten, believed that his earthly span of life was almost spent. The seeker for comfort asked, "Do you ever feel that you have nothing to hold to; that after this earthly existence all may be dark and blank?" Without hesitation the Christian Scientist said that he was certain of the continuity of life, since Life cannot be interrupted by its opposite in the experience called death. The study of Christian Science had convinced him that Life is God and reflected life is therefore eternal.

Students of Christian Science are grateful to their Leader, the Discoverer of the Science of Christianity. This great discovery was the result of her years of research, study, consecration, and demonstration; the Bible was her constant companion, and the life, words, and works of Christ Jesus her inspiring example. The truth that man's life is the reflection of Life, the gift of God, independent of time and matter, so filled her thought that she finally wrote "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the study of which in conjunction with the Bible is today healing sickness and sin, thereby increasing longevity.

The work of the master Christian was accomplished primarily in the mental realm; that is, in supplying their human needs, Jesus appealed to and enlightened the thought of his followers. The message, "Fear not," was repeatedly voiced by him as he went about healing lack, disease, sin, and death. His teaching and ministry destroyed a false concept of life as limited and inharmonious, and turned the attention of mortals to the truth that God is Life, the only Life there is or can be. It is undeniable that God, the Supreme Being, is Life which knows not extinction or dissolution. Neither Life nor Life's reflection is interrupted by the deception of so-called life in matter. "Knowing that God was the Life of man, Jesus was able to present himself unchanged after the crucifixion," we read in Science and Health (p. 555). Can man in the similitude of Spirit, Life, become unconscious in death forever or for a period of time, awaking finally to Life eternal?

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Spiritual Reflection
January 20, 1934

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