Spiritual Strength

Christ Jesus counseled a questioner to love God with strength, thus implying what true strength is and what to do with it. Repeating ancient law he said, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment." Mark 12:30;

This great command requires the activity of affection, spiritual sense, intellect, and strong character if one is to worship God effectively and with power to keep his physical body vigorous and his life meaningful. Weakness or depressed energy is a physical sensation just as much as pain is, and it can be overcome by Christian Science in the measure that such spiritual sensations as peace and reverence and joy crowd physical sensations out of thought.

God puts strength into our minds, and it is there that we should look for it rather than in muscles and nerves. At times of temptation to succumb to weakness or fatigue one should ask himself, "How strong is my love of God, my faith in His power, my spiritual discernment of His presence, my understanding of His goodness, my determination to trust Him instead of drugs, or matter, for health?"

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Unhampered by Crowds
February 22, 1969

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