In many ages and areas right thinkers have sought the solution of being. Philanthropy has brought out higher ideals of society. Moral and ethical teachings have lifted mankind into a purer human sense of life and responsibility. But Christian Science shows that unless a distinction is made between divine Mind, God, and the carnal mind, God's supposed opposite, the solution of being cannot be gained; salvation cannot be won. Christ Jesus taught this distinction, and he persisted in separating Mind and its ideas from "the flesh"—mortal mind and its fleeting concepts— until he rose above the consciousness of matter to the full realization of immortal life in Spirit. He said to Nicodemus (John 3:6, 7): "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee. Ye must be born again."

Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 314), "Our Master gained the solution of being, demonstrating the existence of but one Mind without a second or equal." Here is a clear exposition of the Master's purpose in his loving ministry, in all of his so-called miracles, in his resurrection and ascension. He was proving that there is no evil, mortal mind, for divine Mind alone exists and governs creation.

When the Master was healing the sick, cleansing the sinner, raising the dead, walking the wave, stilling the storm, feeding the multitude, he was giving mankind an example of true worship. He was showing them how to gain the solution of being by proving that God is the only Mind—the Mind of man and the source of man's life and thoughts and conditions. He was showing that man's life and health and sinlessness, his supply and his safety, are found in Mind and are always available to humanity through the reflection of Mind.

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January 26, 1957

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