There Shall Be Time No Longer

With present-day emphasis upon statistics as well as upon advertising aimed at enthralling the immature thought, constant alertness is necessary if one is not to take in the subtle suggestions of glorifying youth and fending off old age. The eternality and infinitude of the primal cause of existence, God, is the basic fact of existence. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy states (p. 246): "The measurement of life by solar years robs youth and gives ugliness to age. The radiant sun of virtue and truth coexists with being. Manhood is its eternal noon, undimmed by a declining sun."

The misconception that would limit by a process within a frame of time and space that which is processless and forever whole is condemned by Isaiah (Isa. 65:20): "There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days." This is further emphasized in Revelation, where we are told that there shall be "time no longer."

Mortals often say that one is as young as he feels, and they imagine that this is healthful and positive thinking. Quite the contrary is true, for youth is nothing more than the counterpart of age, and to accept the one is to confirm the other. Mrs. Eddy tells us in "Miscellaneous Writings" (Pref., pp ix, x), "The fleeting freshness of youth, however, is not the evergreen of Soul; the coloring glory of perpetual bloom."

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August 25, 1945

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