One Attraction

Dictionary definitions of the words "polarity" and "polarization" indicate that they refer to a kind of magnetic influence materially manifested in the attraction of the needle to the pole. Polarity in its more metaphysical sense may be regarded as a type of animal magnetism or animal attraction, but such so-called attraction has no relation to the truth of being as it is revealed in Christian Science. On page 102 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says, "There is but one real attraction, that of Spirit."

True attraction, then, is not material or physical, but is entirely spiritual. Nothing is really attractive to man, the image and likeness of God, Spirit, except that which expresses the nature of Spirit. Therefore, there is no truth in the belief that man could be, or is, attracted by anything which is opposed to, or is in any sense unlike, Spirit, Mind—divine Love. The most potent, and only real, attraction is the Christ, Truth, which draws men to itself as the perfect expression of God.

Jesus was aware of this compelling attraction when he said, prior to his crucifixion: "Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." This saying, as indicated by the context, referred to his being lifted up on the cross, but it had a deeper meaning, which related to the lifting up of Christ, Truth, in human consciousness. It was this spiritual understanding which enabled Jesus to overcome the asserted power of death and grave.

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March 28, 1942

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