Spiritual Quickening

In "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 189), "The supposition that Soul, or Mind, is breathed into matter, is a pantheistic doctrine that presents a false sense of existence, and the quickening spirit takes it away: revealing, in place thereof, the power and perfection of a released sense of Life in God and Life as God."

Students of Christian Science are testifying to this "released sense of Life in God." Some were formerly bound by a distressing sense of disease, moral laxity, or general ineptness. Now they find that the revelation of Christian Science brings to them a new and true sense of their spiritual identity and capability. Through the study of Mrs. Eddy's writings the old stale thinking expressed in cramped living gradually gives way to the newness of spiritual vision. "And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins." Spiritual understanding brings to humanity the most important thing in the world—the true sense of Deity and of His likeness. This understanding lifts men's thoughts, motives, and ambitions out of the sham into the true, out of the fleeting into the enduring, thereby making them more helpful and efficient.

Christian Science has a special message to children and adults who have thus far seemed to be mentally slow, indifferent in carrying out the tasks allotted to them in school, home, or business, backward in measuring up to what was required of them. It shows them the way to lay off handicaps, the way to rise above self-reproach into spiritual self-recognition and its present demonstration.

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Humility and Dominion
August 17, 1935

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