Here and Now

What is really present here and now? Is it sickness or health? Is it lack or abundance? Is it sorrow or joy? Questions such as these present themselves to every student of Christian Science when he is tempted by some form of inharmony.

For example, the physical senses may be shouting that disease is present and active. They may be aggressively insisting that pain is distressingly apparent here and now, and that the actual perfection of man seems distant, dim, and very much absent. Given this unhappy situation, what do we do about it? What is the spiritually mental process whereby we rise up in thought, contest the claims of sense testimony, and prove them to be impostors?

In clear, direct terms Mrs. Eddy gives us the answer. She says in Science and Health: "When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought." Science and Health, p. 495; We learn from this that we must hold thought with unwavering fidelity to the immediacy, the nowness, of the healing Christ, the power of God. The student must strive to realize vividly the totality, the all-inclusiveness, of the one I am, divine Love, and gratefully know that he is hid in the Father-Mother's all-enveloping care.

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