MAN, yes, every idea of God, is now and will be forever the vital, joyous manifestation of eternal Life, Spirit. Man's life is in no way dependent on material muscles, valves, or arteries. He is safe, sustained, and guided by infallible Mind; he is kept pure, sinless, and ageless by the radiance of Soul; he is nourished, strengthened, and beloved by God, divine Love.

The mistaken belief that one's life can be restricted or in danger because of a condition of the fleshly heart can be corrected just as any other mistaken belief can be corrected—by one's knowing the truth. As the truths of Love permeate the human consciousness, disease and suffering vanish from human experience. Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 425): "Correct material belief by spiritual understanding, and Spirit will form you anew. You will never fear again except to offend God, and you will never believe that heart or any portion of the body can destroy you."

So-called heart conditions, functional or organic, like all other diseased beliefs, are fears objectified on the body. But they are still fears, still mental, still unreal phenomena of an unreal mind, and as such can be scientifically dealt with by the flawless metaphysical logic of the oneness or inseparability of God and man.

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December 14, 1957

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