"His eye was not dimmed"

REALIZING that eternal Truth is always at hand, Truth that is limitless, Truth in which man lives, moves, and has his being, the Apostle Paul was able to declare in his second letter to the faithful in Corinth, "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." Scholastic theology has popularized these words, but has it not overlooked the needs of the hour in the endeavor to safeguard an uncertain future state?

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, helpfully enlarges upon Paul's observation when she writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 39): "'Now,' cried the apostle, 'is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation,'—meaning, not that now men must prepare for a future-world salvation, or safety, but that now is the time in which to experience that salvation in spirit and in life. Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science."

Salvation from all unlike good is a present possibility. And the student of Christian Science is able to destroy illusions and disorders which trace their seeming origin to false beliefs regarding passing time. He learns that the now of God's creating admits of no yesterday, no tomorrow. He understands that the spiritual realm of Mind, in which he lives and has his being, is without beginning and without ending; that the eternal universe of God, Spirit, is reflected by man. God is eternal; therefore man, God's reflection, is eternal. As God's image, man consciously reflects the substance of Mind, untouched by the so-called ravages of time—deterioration, lapse, blight, decay, dissolution.

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Our Relationship to the World
April 24, 1937

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