A Right Point of View Necessary

The view gained from a high elevation in a certain national park is truly inspiring. As the traveler drives through the valley, he may see majestic waterfalls and lofty mountain peaks; but as he follows a long narrow road winding up one side of the mountain, he comes to "Inspiration Point," where he beholds these natural wonders in their full grandeur and relation to one another. The entirety of the scene, therefore, can be properly appreciated not from a close or limited point of view, but only from a lofty eminence.

So it is with our problems in life. Not infrequently, because we take too close a view of them, we fail to evaluate them correctly, and therefore solutions may seem difficult and protracted. Christian Science presents the true point of view, replacing the mortal with the divine. We may question ourselves, How should we regard these problems in the light of divine Love? Through obedience to deific law we are led to take the spiritual point of view and to stand there continuously. Here we see with clear vision God's blessed creation, man and the universe, harmonious, healthy, joyous, and continuously supplied with Love's abundance. Scientifically considered, our experiences in overcoming difficulties are blessings leading us to still higher understanding. Mrs. Eddy writes (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 66), "Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love."

"The island of the innocent"
February 3, 1934

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