"Act as possessing"

Many of us who have climbed mountains can recall that the anticipation of standing on the peak has dispelled the discouragement and weariness that have assailed us when the distant objective has seemed unattainable. At these times we have already completed the ascent in our thinking and in imagination look around at the endless view. Without this mental process it would, indeed, not have been possible to begin the ascent. This illustration is not confined to mountaineering. No single act in our lives is possible without the mental view of the accomplishment having first been entertained.

Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 264), "We must look where we would walk, and we must act as possessing all power from Him in whom we have our being." Christian Science, as its students know, can be demonstrated only on the basis of perfect God, perfect man, and perfect universe. By this is meant that we accept as true the first chapter of Genesis, which says that God created all perfect. Seeing this perfection as a fact, we realize that all that really exists is perfect now. Healing in Christian Science results from an awakening of the individual to some aspect of the present perfection of God's universe. While a doubt exists in the individual's thought regarding the allness of God, good, who maintains man complete and perfect, one cannot prove, as Christ Jesus did, the consequent nothingness of error, expressed as discord, fear, sickness, sin, and death.

Nancy Demonstrates the Truth
June 19, 1965

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