Seeing God

Humility, purity, and faith are qualities characterizing the "pure in heart," who, the Master said, "shall see God." Such a one was the Shunammite whose steadfast adherence to good in the face of evil, even the death of her son, has inspired many a seeker to resist evil and claim spiritual perfection, thus demonstrating harmony in human experience. How earnestly she insisted, "It is well," in spite of the testimony of the senses!

Such insistence is based on the spiritual facts of existence; it comes from purity of heart and triumphant faith in God. The absolute conviction of the allness of God demonstrates harmony. This heavenly conviction is gained through spiritual sense by denying the testimony of corporeal sense and holding thought stead-fastly to the good and true. The practice of Christian Science reasons from the basis of spiritual existence, thereby proving that harmony is real, while inharmony is unreal and not brought about by Truth and Love. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes (Science and Health, p. 111), "The Principle of divine metaphysics is God; the practice of divine metaphysics is the utilization of the power of Truth over error; its rules demonstrate its Science."

Spiritual discernment is the recognition of the presence and power of God. This recognition accomplishes wonders today, even as it did in Scriptural days. In our time faithful students are proving, as did Elisha in his notable overcoming of his servant's fear of the enemy, that "they that be with us are more than they that be with them." Christian Scientists all over the world testify of remarkable healings of disease and protection from impending danger through clinging to the spiritual facts of being.

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Progress through Science
January 2, 1943

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