Keeping Spiritually Fit

WE cannot remind ourselves too often of man's spiritual origin and nature. Since God is Spirit and man is His image and likeness, man does not have to bring himself gradually into a spiritual state. He is spiritual now and forever. To human sense, however, the grasping of this truth may seem to be a gradual process.

A student of Christian Science received a letter in which a relative stated that, desiring to keep physically fit, she had had a physical check-up. This opened to the student a train of spiritual thinking as to the joyous process of keeping, one might say, spiritually fit. The realization immediately came that by constantly endeavoring to live the truth, a Christian Scientist is maintaining spiritual consciousness, which in turn is expressed in harmonious experience. These beautiful words by Mary Baker Eddy (The First Church of Christ Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 160) came to the student's thought as a certain guide in the effort to live Christian Science: "To live so as to keep human consciousness in constant relation with the divine, the spiritual, and the eternal, is to individualize infinite power; and this is Christian Science."

"More blessed to give"
February 25, 1939

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