Gaining a Right Sense of Place

Our good, many times, seems to hinge upon our being in the proper place or getting out of the wrong place. Christian Science teaches that there is no place except where God, infinite good, is. Through the study of this Science we begin to understand what constitutes a joy-filled life, learn to see the ever-glowing light of Truth shining everywhere, and find, as did Moses, that the place whereon we stand is indeed holy ground.

Many years ago a student of Christian Science felt herself to be in a situation where she must prove that omnipotent good was with her, in the place where she stood, and not somewhere else. The arguments against taking such a stand seemed very strong, for to human sense her lot seemed a very dull and uninteresting one, and the temptation was to give way to false ambition and to stop listening to the "still small voice," which she had heretofore loved and faithfully heeded.

But she made her choice and held to the fact that God, infinite Mind, and His idea are one, and that man does not need to go out in search of anything, for he already has everything he needs. She began to know herself, not as a mortal occupying a point in space, but as she really was, God's manifestation, and so forever one with all the qualities constituting a harmonious existence. Man, she realized, is not material but spiritual, and she turned often to the following words by Mary Baker Eddy in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 492): "For right reasoning there should be but one fact before the thought, namely, spiritual existence. In reality there is no other existence, since Life cannot be united to its unlikeness, mortality."

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The Morning Star
May 11, 1946

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