Why Weigh Matter?

In Christian Science we learn that matter is not the solid substance it appears to he, but is merely a manifestation of mortal mind—an illusion. Material shape, form, and weight, then, are modes of mortal thought, not of matter; hence the recording of either a deficiency or an excess of what is merely a false belief is futile.

Science teaches that God, Spirit, is All-in-all; that since Spirit, divine Mind, is the only-real substance, there is no matter; that man, the reflection of infinite Spirit, is a divinely mental concept—an idea in Mind—therefore immaterial, imponderable.

These absolute truths, however, are demonstrated only step by step by humanity as it rises above the educated belief of life in matter. The gaining of control over the human body and the establishing of a state of normalcy and harmony are the natural first-fruits of Christian Science Mind-healing. This Science further teaches that the human body itself is a mental concept, the product of a so-called mortal, or carnal, mind. That the sense of weight is also fundamentally a mental state is hinted by the fact that when one is lighthearted and his thoughts are spiritually uplifted, he moves his body with at least some degree of freedom; whereas when his heart is weighed down with cares and false responsibilities, he moves with a sense of heaviness.

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Loving—Not Wishing
June 26, 1965

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