Christian Science impels people to search deeply for the meaning of life rather than to accept the surface view, which the physical senses present. This Science is the Science of Life, God; it presents the truth of being and teaches that individual life must be scientifically understood. Cause, law, power, and substance must be found in God, not in matter, which is fleeting and insubstantial, as anyone may see. Until one finds the Science of Life and works out its possibilities, he can scarcely be said to be living, for his experience lacks the stability of reality.

Mary Baker Eddy was unwilling to accept mortal life, with its sins and sufferings and unhappy partings, as the ultimate of being. She searched the Bible and the great reaches of spiritual thought until she found the answer to her quest in a scientific knowledge of reality. She says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 129), "We must look deep into realism instead of accepting only the outward sense of things."

Too often men's lives are barren and without significance because they blindly accept mortal life, with its cycle of birth and death, and never delve beneath the material appearance. But Christian Science wakens mankind to know and to demonstrate the truths which our Leader's diligent search brought to light: God's allness; man's spiritual perfection as His expression; the inseparability of Father and son, cause and effect; the harmony and deathlessness of real life; the absolute nothingness of the fleshly sense of being.

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April 18, 1959

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