On page 486 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes: "Sight, hearing, all the spiritual senses of man, are eternal. They cannot be lost." In view of this scientific statement it is easy to see that everyone in his true selfhood as God's likeness enjoys the full use of perfect spiritual faculties. These spiritual faculties can never wear out. Spiritual sense is the eternal consciousness of good and is a constant capacity reflected by man. The material senses can never destroy the true faculties of man. for these senses are wholly unreal. It is well to affirm our at-one-ment with God daily, even hourly, and to be so imbued with the Christ-spirit that no shred of material-mindedness can hinder the demonstration of our faculties and capacities as the expression of eternal Life. We must pray in the words of the Psalmist(Ps. 19:14), "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer."

To see good and to be conscious of spiritual faculties is man's birthright. True vision is the discernment of God and His ideas. Spiritual discernment recognizes God's allness. A spiritual idea can never have defective sight, because impaired sight is no part of the all-seeing Mind, whose reflection man is.

A young girl was told by an oculist that, as the result of serious astigmatism, her eyesight was not normal. Also she was nearsighted. This young girl commenced attending a Christian Science Sunday School and Christian Science church services. At one Wednesday evening testimony meeting, the reading from the desk included passages from the eighth chapter of Matthew (verses 5-13). As this girl listened, she applied to her condition certain thoughts which were presented, and she knew that Truth had dominion over her body. She immediately took off her glasses in obedience to this spiritual conviction and was conscious of learning humility in doing so.

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June 23, 1956

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