True knowledge dwells in real consciousness and is the expression of Spirit. From the standpoint of absolute Christian Science it is not acquired. It is an essential characteristic of Mind and belongs to each of us by virtue of his demonstrable sonship with God as His reflection.

God is the source of all ideas, and these ideas are always active and at hand. The universe of Spirit is clearly discerned by the real man. Actually man's perception of spiritual reality is constant, continuous, and uninterrupted; his background is that of endless perfection, his future that of unfolding glory as the forever reflection of his Maker.

Through the perception and demonstration of these spiritual facts we are led to fruitful cultural and educational experience in our human living and find ourselves enriched and blessed thereby. Through human education we often find those footsteps which, in our own experience, prepare the way for the Christ; we find helpful concepts of order, beauty, and law. Our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, tells us in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 195): "Academics of the right sort are requisite. Observation, invention, study, and original thought are expansive and should promote the growth of mortal mind out of itself, out of all that is mortal." Human education must be well founded on Christian ideals and thought left free to advance to higher good. The search for truth is always commendable, and advancing footsteps lead us to greater heights.

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