To have a spiritual instead of a material concept of living opens thought to perceive and achieve man's sonship with God. In Jesus' rich instruction for living—the Sermon on the Mount—appears this statement (Matt. 7:2): "With what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

To live to serve rather than to be served; to desire to give joy more than to get it; to view another as you would desire to be viewed; to express the appreciation you would desire to receive are some of the factors related to spiritual living. Since God is good, spiritual living is living the spirit of good. Good is measureless; thus spiritual living is measureless. To measure life quantitatively limits; to measure life spiritually, whole and indivisible, liberates. Material measurements are based upon quantity and may also include seeming good as well as evil, hence are not to be relied upon; whereas Spirit's measurements are completely good. As the sun shines impartially on weed patch or rose bed, so spiritual good from the wholeness of reality flows out to bless all without restriction.

Upon leaving the Christian Science Sunday School one Sunday morning, a five-year-old asked her mother if she might accompany her to church. The mother consented but in her thought questioned whether or not the child would remain quiet through a second hour. Upon leaving church, someone who had been sitting directly in front of the mother and daughter exclaimed over the child's quiet and attention throughout the service, stating he could hardly believe a child had been directly behind him.

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