In "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" Mary Baker Eddy tells us (p. 131), "Where God is we can meet, and where God is we can never part." No matter where we may seem to be, and no matter where our loved ones may seem to be, actually we are in our true spiritual identity, always with God, and no power on earth can displace us. As the Apostle Paul expressed it (Acts 17:28), "In him we live, and move, and have our being." Understanding this, we relinquish the false sense that demands, like Thomas, that it touch and see before it will believe. Eliminating reliance on material sense eliminates the fear of separation, for we then truly see our loved ones where they are, always under the care of our omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Father.

Wars and rumors of wars claim to be separating more and more loved ones each day, but in reality God's children are never separated from each other or from Him. This is true regardless of the evidence of the physical senses. We need no more accept as reliable what the physical senses testify regarding separation than we would accept what they seem to tell us about the shape of the earth or the movement of the sun.

The same Christianly scientific method that heals disease heals the belief of separation. Earnest students of Christian Science soon learn that disease is healed through realization of the ever-presence and all-power of God, absolute good, and the consequent unreality of all that is unlike Him. They learn to reject inharmonies of every nature as having no place in the purely spiritual creation of God, which He in His wisdom pronounced both good and complete. Separation is chronicled in the myth of the Adam-man, a man supposedly created materially. In this mist formation Adam was created from dust, and then, that woman might be fashioned, one of his ribs was separated from him. Later this mist man, according to the allegory, was separated from God and banished from Paradise.

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