Man's Harmony Intact

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy states (p. 521): "The harmony and immortality of man are intact. We should look away from the opposite supposition that man is created materially, and turn our gaze to the spiritual record of creation, to that which should be engraved on the understanding and heart 'with the point of a diamond' and the pen of an angel." The study of this passage brought much unfoldment to one student of Christian Science who had experienced inharmony, discord, and frustration of honest effort, and she began to realize something of the wonder of that God-given dominion which enables one who understandingly trusts in Him to become the master of his own thinking.

Erroneous thinking, based on the belief of mind in matter, would hold us in bondage to the false claims of chance, change, and uncertainty; and nothing is more discouraging than a belief of being at the mercy of a fate over which one has no control. Yet, such seems to be the experience of mortals until they have gained a better understanding of God and learned to reason from the basis of the spiritual fact that God is the only Mind, and that matter is therefore unreal. Such reasoning teaches one concerning mortal man that, as the Scripture states, "as he thinketh in his heart, so is he."

Our thinking aright constitutes our only real activity and protects us from the many inharmonious suggestions of the carnal mind which are ever knocking at our mental doors for acceptance. To human sense they seem real, with their pretense of power. But when we reject all such pretenses and refuse to entertain their spurious claims, we are blessed with a glimpse of that light in which are revealed the allness and goodness of God. It is only the consciousness of good that can destroy a belief in discord.

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Expressing Life's Beauty
October 31, 1942

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