Infinite Presence

Man's consciousness of good is immutable. Neither Mind nor man moves from one place to another, for Mind's universe of ideas is spiritual, not material. In "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 118) Mrs. Eddy writes: "A saving faith comes not of a person, but of Truth's presence and power. Soul, not sense, receives and gives it." Intelligent faith is a token of Love's presence in our consciousness. On the other hand, doubt and agitation are without presence or power. Likewise are sin and disease nonextant in the ever-presence of health and righteousness. Actually, there is no tangible evil to be excluded; there is only material belief to be utterly rejected.

As Christian Scientists we depend upon spiritual sense, not upon brain, intellect, or the physical senses, to become aware of Spirit and its power. We do not consent to the suggestion that physical sense evidence seems so present, so real, as to blind us to the infinite presence of Mind. To spiritual sense the ever-presence of Spirit is an abiding fact, and nothing separates spiritual sense from Spirit. In "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 173) our Leader writes, "If Mind, God, is all-power and presence, man is not met by another power and presence, that—obstructing his intelligence—pains, fetters, and befools him."

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October 26, 1935

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