Remember? or Reflect?

Memory is a faculty which everyone needs. The ability to recall past events and to retain knowledge is an asset in one's human expression of judgment and wisdom. A good memory is akin to intelligence and essential to it. Christian Science comes to the rescue of one who believes he has a poor memory or is losing his memory.

Psychologists and physiologists associate memory with electrochemical properties of the brain and work toward eliminating memory difficulties through materialistic means. Christian Science assigns the loss of memory to delusion, a wholly mental state, and restores it by spiritual means. Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 407): "If delusion says, 'I have lost my memory,' contradict it. No faculty of Mind is lost. In Science, all being is eternal, spiritual, perfect, harmonious in every action." The marginal heading of the paragraph from which these words are quoted reads "Immortal memory."

Christian Science lifts the concept of memory as a human faculty to that of a spiritual activity of Mind, which man in God's likeness reflects. The real man does not struggle to remember, for, as the reflection of the all-knowing Mind, he knows all truths and experiences no lapse of retentiveness. In fact, his retentiveness is the reflection of Mind's omniscience.

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Working for the Disappearance of Death
October 17, 1964

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