Solving the Problem of Being

Many human problems need to be solved in our time, from personal confusion to worldwide desperation. But all come under the problem of being: what life is, how to connect with society, how to attain justice and supply, how to find direction, how to be healthy, where death leads.

Recommendations for correcting wrong conditions flood the pages of contemporary publications. Situations are analyzed from the standpoint of the religious, the intellectual, the illiterate, and from the point of view of the individual and the masses. Theories theological, political, social, ethnological, medical, psychiatric, are offered. Natural sciences are appealed to.

The situation seems overwhelming. But Christian Science simplifies both problem and solution, and from its teachings students learn what to do. Mary Baker Eddy says in Miscellaneous Writings: "Each student should, must, work out his own problem of being; conscious, meanwhile, that God worketh with him, and that he needs no personal aid. It is the genius of Christian Science to demonstrate good, not evil,—harmony, not discord; for Science is the mandate of Truth which destroys all error." Mis., p. 283;

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Experimenting with Good
November 16, 1968

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