MAN'S SUBSTANCE IS SPIRITUAL

IN "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 468), "Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay." And Paul in the eleventh chapter of his epistle to the Hebrews says, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." What is this invisible, indestructible substance which is realized through faith and spiritual understanding?

Man embodies and continuously expresses the qualities of Mind, the substance of good, some of which are purity, integrity, justice, mercy, holiness, and love. Man's true selfhood or individuality includes God's qualities by reflection; they are unseen to physical sense, but eternally active and indestructible in Soul. In a very helpful article entitled "Angels" Mrs. Eddy says: "God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies. Never ask for to-morrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 307).

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