Finding Paradise

Milton wrote of a paradise lost and regained. In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," under the marginal heading "Paradise regained" (p. 171), Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says, "Through discernment of the spiritual opposite of materiality, even the way through Christ, Truth, man will reopen with the key of divine Science the gates of Paradise which human beliefs have closed, and will find himself unfallen, upright, pure, and free, not needing to consult almanacs for the probabilities either of his life or of the weather, not needing to study brainology to learn how much of a man he is." What a promise this is for spiritually hungry humanity!

The desire for paradise is a natural longing of the human heart. And the almost continuous presence of this longing hints the fact that true happiness and true bliss do exist and can be experienced by those who discover the way fully to acknowledge and discern this blessed sense of spiritual existence.

Ideas in Eternity
March 3, 1945

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