Expressing Principle in Human Affairs

A well-known figure is the absentminded professor. It is often considered excusable or humorous for someone engaged in a lot of study, reading, or thinking to be late, forgetful, and vague. The excuse often given is that such a person is in another world and that his intellectual activities lift him above the details of everyday living.

Should those who study Christian Science be called absentminded or neglectful of normal obligations? Emphatically, No. Error or imperfection of any kind is inconsistent with Christian Science. Mrs. Eddy states, "There is no error in Science, and our lives must be governed by reality in order to be in harmony with God, the divine Principle of all being." Science and Health, p. 131; She also writes: "Perfection underlies reality. Without perfection, nothing is wholly real." p. 353;

Our human experience becomes effective and harmonious in the degree that we pattern it after spiritual reality. The more conscious we are of our real identity as ideas of the perfect divine Principle, the more orderly and intelligent our activities will be. We should be striving for perfection in all the details of our daily lives.

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