THE removal from human experience of the pressures and worries of debt, bringing into evidence abundance, requires precisely the same remedy as does the removal of a diseased condition, which to mortal sense is a lack of health. Christian Science teaches that the remedy is the realization that individual man, as a complete reflection of the one perfect God, can include, express, or experience nothing that is not good and must include, express, and experience all that is good.

Lack, whether manifest in terms of job, home, love, supply, well-being, freedom, or health, is a false claim, nothing more. A monetary debt arises from the belief that one person lacks something but has not the necessary money to obtain it. If he is allowed to have it on credit, he must make good the debt or find means from some other source with which to pay his obligation. At the present stage of growth mankind seems to need to make use of this system. But eventually the belief of variableness, of too much or too, little, of the possibility of the absence of God or of some divine quality, must eventually be overcome, along with the false concept of creation as material instead of spiritual.

The spiritual fact to which the student of Christian Science turns in order to destroy the mortal evidence of inharmony cannot be compromised or qualified. Mary Baker Eddy in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," defines man in part thus (p. 475): "He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas." It is obvious that if man includes all right ideas he can want nothing. Nor can he lose anything which is a part of his identity. Man's consciousness is the reflection of God, Mind.

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December 30, 1950

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