Working Out the Problem of Being

The theme and refrain with which every student can work out the problem of being in Christian Science is indicated in the marginal heading, "The things of God are beautiful," and the corresponding paragraph on page 280 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. The Christian Scientist's life purpose is to show forth the beauty and harmony of spiritual being in his consciousness and everyday experience. His aim is to obey the behest of his beloved Leader (ibid., pp. 261, 262), "Good demands of man every hour, in which to work out the problem of being." That which good demands is supplied by God, the source of all good, without partiality and without measure. Every hour that is consecrated to good is hallowed by the divine law of unfoldment and fruition.

Working out the problem of being does not mean working out of error into Truth. It means to start from Truth and to realize so clearly its infinite freedom that error disappears. The study and understanding of references on "unerring" in our Leader's writings oblige one to outgrow the superstitious notion that mistakes are inevitable. Unerring divine Mind is expressed through unerring ideas. Hence, every mistake is unreal and evitable.

May 4, 1946

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