No Retirement from Coexistence

Numbers of salaried workers in business and industry are dismayed by the thought of compulsory retirement at a certain age. From a human point of view their dismay is understandable, since many men and women at retirement age are mentally and physically capable of continuing to serve their employers well for years longer. Even the security of a generous pension does not dispel the dread of being put on the shelf. They are disturbed by the suggestion that their productive years are numbered and their usefulness at an end.

This suggestion can exert no power over one who counters it with Christian Science. One student of this Science found a completely effective counteracting thought in the concept of coexistence.

Many find that the concept of man as coexistent with God is one of the most practical working ideas given by Mrs. Eddy. In the Concordance to the textbook, Science and Health, of which she is author, there are no fewer than sixteen citations involving the word "coexist " and related words. One such citation reads: "God and man are not the same, but in the order of divine Science, God and man coexist and are eternal."  Science and Health, p. 336; In another place is this sentence: "Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God."  p.516;

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Resplendent Being
January 4, 1969

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