Attaining the Absolute

Christ Jesus was able to heal instantly because of his spirituality. He was so conscious of his oneness with His Father, God, Spirit, that he could detect immediately the falsity of whatever was ungodlike. To him, disease and sin were false suggestions. And he knew the infinite power of Spirit to overcome such suggestions. They were ungodlike and therefore unreal.

A desire to gain spirituality aligns thought with Truth and its infinite power. Since Spirit and matter are opposites, such desire necessarily includes the willingness to put off materiality. Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health, page 295, "The mortal mind through which Truth appears most vividly is that one which has lost much materiality—much error—in order to become a better transparency for Truth."

When Truth appears in human consciousness, error disappears. Therefore as we overcome our belief in the reality of matter, we are able to bear witness to the truth that destroys disease and sin.

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Letters from the Field
February 27, 1965

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