Rising Above the Fog

During the winter of 1935, a record fog settled like a blanket over part of the United States. It tied up shipping from Maine to Florida. It was so extensive that if a person started to travel from its center, he would require several days to get out of it. By means of an airplane, however, he could quickly rise above it into the sunshine of a cloudless sky.

Christian Science reveals that the reason why mortals continue in the same rut of sickness, want, and woe is that they remain on the level with materiality while seeking the solution to the problems of materiality. They keep traveling in the fog instead of rising above it. Searching for the solution to their problems in material means and methods, they rely on such human inventions as medicine to save them from sickness, scholastic theology to cleanse them from sin, and natural science to explain the phenomena of the universe.

The demand of Christian Science is that we go up. Mrs. Eddy asks in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 264), "Where shall the gaze rest but in the unsearchable realm of Mind?" Then she adds, "We must look where we would walk, and we must act as possessing all power from Him in whom we have our being." In these words our Leader not only indicates the direction to pursue, but also states that divine power alone makes this attainment possible.

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Discovering Friendship
November 21, 1936

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