Activity and Progress

IN "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy says (p. 480): "Harmonious action proceeds from Spirit, God. Inharmony has no Principle; its action is erroneous and presupposes man to be in matter;" also, on page 470, "Man is the expression of God's being." From these statements we see that all real action comes from divine Spirit, God, and that it is expressed in man, God's idea. Therefore real activity reflects God. No obstruction to spiritual activity really exists, for man reflects all the qualities and attributes constituting the eternal Godhead. Spiritual activity is therefore unfettered, free, irreversible.

As harmonious or true activity comes from God, Mind, it follows that inharmony and inactivity, having no intelligence, are consequently unreal and powerless. All the qualities of God are actively expressive of the divine nature. Inactivity, then, is but a suppositional opposite of the truth. It seems to exist only as a result of belief in the inversion of that which is real. Any suggestion as to the presence of an impediment to right progress and activity is false and, when recognized as such, must disappear. Christian Science shows that materiality has no power to obstruct or circumvent the irresistible activity of Mind.

The Work of the Sunday School
November 16, 1940

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