No matter how complex the problems of human business may seem, Christian Science enables us to solve them through the right understanding of God. "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all," says Mary Baker Eddy in "the scientific statement of being" on page 468 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Since God is infinite Mind, there must be only one business—Mind expressing its own glorious nature. The untrammeled, omniscient, perfect action of Mind is all that is really going on. It follows that the understanding of the nature of God and His manifestation—man and the universe—is the most far-reaching and practical knowledge anyone can possess. And it is from this summit of spiritual understanding that Christian Scientists are progressively demonstrating harmony not only in business affairs, but in every detail of their lives.

God, the Bible tells us, is the first and the last, the beginning and the end, and Christian Science reveals that divine Mind and divine Love are synonymous. God, Mind, is not merely loving, but Love itself, and the action of Mind is the outpouring of Love. It is the nature of Love to express itself in fullness and abundance. God is the divine Principle, which eternally maintains the universe and holds man forever within His own consciousness of glory and perfection.

Christian Science also teaches that man is the immortal idea of Mind, living and moving and having his being in the joyous kingdom of Soul. Man is precious to God; indeed, he is the witness to God's own nature. Mrs. Eddy emphasizes this fact in Science and Health where she says (p. 303): "God, without the image and likeness of Himself, would be a nonentity, or Mind unexpressed. He would be without a witness or proof of His own nature." The image and likeness of Mind reflects the divine nature in all its fullness, and this reflection is man's only business.

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