As the spiritual fact that life is eternal dawns upon us, we begin to awaken to the deeply satisfying realities of true existence. We learn in the study of Christian Science that man is a spiritual idea and that as such he can never be lost or destroyed. His life cannot be impaired or interrupted. We do not have to wait until some remote period to perceive and enjoy these realities. In God's universe there is no end to His creation.

Existence after what is termed death is as real and as rational to us as is our present sense of being, and we take with us only that which we have developed in consciousness here. Experience shows that to the degree that one applies himself in an effort to gain lasting Soul values from his experiences, will he find the spiritual laws of the universe in harmony with his efforts and adding their power to his attainments.

Mary Baker Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 427): "If man is never to overcome death, why do the Scriptures say, 'The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death'? The tenor of the Word shows that we shall obtain the victory over death in proportion as we overcome sin." Each day therefore should mark the advance of the purification of our thinking. We must continue to put off the belief that man's life is bound up in matter. By aligning our thought with Life, the one Mind, we can win daily victory over the thoughts that lead to death.

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