Comfort, Not Conjecture

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted," is the promise which our Master, Christ Jesus, has given us, and Christian Science fulfills this promise literally by dissolving mental anguish and destroying sorrow. When we come to understand God as Life, and unself our vision of man, we shall see that time, conjecture, and personal sympathy are not friends, but enemies to the comfort for which we pray.

Even the beginner in Christian Science in the first hour of grief at the passing of a loved one may suddenly see the truth of that opening sentence in "the scientific statement of being" given by Mary Baker Eddy in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 468), "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter."

Then where are life and man? asks the searching heart. Life is God and God is infinite Mind; therefore Life is infinite Mind. Note the second sentence in this "scientific statement of being": "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." Then all is infinite Life and its infinite manifestation, man. Man is not in space but in Life, Mind, God.

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I Am Reflecting Thee
November 25, 1944

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