"EARTHLY LOSS IS GAIN"

Mary Baker Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 452), "When outgrowing the old, you should not fear to put on the new." One beginning the study of Christian Science may feel a reluctance to part with some phase of sensual indulgence, but this is usually traceable to a misunderstanding of what constitutes true selfhood and genuine satisfaction.

The student may feel that in parting with a so-called pleasure or false appetite he will be losing something real; and this belief deters his spiritual progress. The sublime mission of Christian Science, or the promised Comforter, is not to deprive anyone of any real good, but to bring to deceived and fearful humanity a wonderful revelation of what constitutes true manhood and womanhood—the real you and me that God creates in His likeness— spiritual, not material; pure, not impure; forever satisfied, never dissatisfied or needing anything other than what his Maker has already provided for his completeness.

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