Solving Human Problems

There is not a single problem confronting humanity today for which there is not a perfect solution, right where the difficulty seems to be. This cannot be understood from the standpoint of human reasoning, based on the belief that matter is substance. It can be clearly understood, however, through Christian Science, which teaches that divine Mind is substance, and that the true creation, in the words of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, "consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 503).

In the one hundred and forty-seventh Psalm we read, "Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite." Surely the Supreme Being, the one God, whose "understanding is infinite," cannot be less than infinite Mind, as Mrs. Eddy declares Him to be; and it is utterly inconceivable that this Mind should ever be aware of any problem. Students of Christian Science have entered the true path, which leads to the ultimate healing of every disease, the annihilation of every inharmony, and the blotting out of every sin.

After the student has gained a little understanding of this Science, if he is wise and alert, he begins to apply its precepts to the correction of his various difficulties; and it is natural and right that he should begin by solving the problem that is most troublesome. This may seem to him to be very poor health. A so-called incurable disease may have cast its bleak shadow over him for years, until happiness and peace are unknown, and hope seems almost a total stranger. When, for the first time, he comes face to face with the positive statement of divine Science that there is no incurable disease, a lively hope dawns; and if he has caught only a glimpse of the power and effulgence of Truth and Love, he will set about, earnestly, humbly, and steadfastly, to destroy the belief in disease, with its symptoms and effects. One is privileged to ask the help of a more experienced student, though this is not an invariable necessity, for thousands of cases have been healed by the study of the Christian Science textbook alone, testimonies of which can be read in the last chapter of that volume, entitled "Fruitage."

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