Nothing Real Can Be Lost

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE is a practical religion of finding, not of loss. It gives the method for the discovery, and specific utilization, of the infinite goodness of our Father-Mother God. It reveals the unlimited resources of God, the inalienable possessions of everyone as the son of God.

These truths need especially to be reiterated and proved at a time when the human scene appears to be clouded with a sense of loss; when millions of men seem, through a so-called world-wide depression, to have lost their livelihood, their rightful place for service and usefulness, and are depending upon some form of charity; when millions of others of a younger generation are anxiously scanning the future to descry, if possible, their opportunities; when even useful inventions seem to have caused technological displacement of men from their jobs; when flood and famine and war sweep away life and property. We must hold fast to the truth that we are now the sons of God, and that consequently all that the Father hath is ours to understand and utilize; hence, we cannot be the victims of a belief of loss of any kind.

Since God is infinite good, positive spiritual good is always and everywhere present, fills all space, and is ever active on man's behalf. "It is impossible that man should lose aught that is real, when God is all and eternally his," declares Mary Baker Eddy on page 302 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." What is the real, which cannot be lost? It is the spiritual sense of life, health, supply, peace, joy, friendship, companionship, occupation. There are no blanks, no vacuums, in divine Love. God is infinite, and none of His wonderful gifts can ever be lost, because, since Love is ever present, there is no possible place outside infinity in which to lose them.

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Overcoming the Adversary
July 15, 1939

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