"Open thou mine eyes"

The unselfed desire to discern and understand God's law of good is the remedy for physical, moral, and spiritual blindness. "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law" Ps. 119:18; was the Psalmist's prayer. This desire lifts thought to a higher understanding of God and of man's present perfection in His image. It ultimates in one's ability to demonstrate clear vision and freedom from limitation.

To understand God's law necessitates an understanding of the Lawgiver. God's nature is wholly good. He is infinite Spirit, Soul, and this infinity necessarily precludes the existence of matter, which is the opposite of Spirit. The corporeal senses deny this; but they are unreal, for they do not originate in Spirit. To discern the allness of God and the absolute nothingness of anything unlike Him is to exercise one's spiritual sense. Spiritual sense enables one to understand and see things that before seemed obscure and hidden.

Christ Jesus, the most scientific of all human beings, healed both the physically and mentally blind of his day by understanding the true nature of God and man. In his teaching and practice he separated the corporeal sense of sight from the spiritual. His method is thus described by Mrs. Eddy: "When, through Mind, he restored sight to the blind, he figuratively and literally spat upon matter; and, anointing the wounded spirit with the great truth that God is All, he demonstrated the healing power and supremacy of the law of Life and Love." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 258;

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The True View of Cause and Effect
June 22, 1968

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