The Invisible Resources of Spirit

In everyday human affairs we customarily conceive of our resources as our available property—money, investments, real estate —to which we can resort for aid or support. This basic meaning is sometimes expanded to include, as well, resources of physical health, personal intelligence, family relationships, and happy friendships.

These human assets are all good as far as they go, but they are never an end in themselves; and unless they appear in our experience as the visible, human manifestations of an inner spiritual awareness, they are often subject to fluctuation and loss. In other words, Christian Science reveals that what appear to be good matter and pleasant material conditions are but counterfeits of spiritual good; they are the subjective states of the human mind. And unless these mental pictures have some degree of spirituality, they are fleeting and can easily be lost.

What we really need is to build on the rock, Truth—the invisible source of all good. Christian Science awakens spiritual perception, by which the student may mentally penetrate the seeming substantiality of matter and gain glimpses of the changeless universe of Spirit. Mrs. Eddy says, "Goodness reveals another scene and another self seemingly rolled up in shades, but brought to light by the evolutions of advancing thought, whereby we discern the power of Truth and Love to heal the sick." Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 1, 2;

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