Unity Indispensable—and Natural

How spiritual power comes to light in human experience, doing its mighty healing works, and what it is that obscures this power to mankind, are clearly indicated in a single paragraph in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. "With one Father, even God," the paragraph reads in part (pp. 469, 470), "the whole family of man would be brethren; and with one Mind and that God, or good, the brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth, and have unity of Principle and spiritual power which constitute divine Science." Then, after pointing out that "the supposed existence of more than one mind was the basic error of idolatry," the passage continues, "This error assumed the loss of spiritual power, the loss of the spiritual presence of Life as infinite Truth without an unlikeness, and the loss of Love as ever present and universal."

Christian Science reveals that there is in fact but one Mind, or God, and that this one is omnipotence, all power. It follows that any departure in belief from unity of thought and action, based upon this one infinite Principle, is a departure proportionally from power. Correspondingly, any nearer approximation to such unity means a fuller experience of power. One may put it still more simply. Scientific unity is spiritual power, and men manifest precisely as much of one as of the other.

March 21, 1942

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