We Can See

At one time mortals believe that they can see, but at another time, perhaps as they grow older, they believe that they cannot see as once they did. Christian Science explains that both seeing matter and not seeing it are beliefs of the unreal mortal sense of existence. When a person's sight dims, this shows that he has let the belief of deterioration entertained by vast numbers of mortals impress his material sense of sight with silent destructive influence.

Christian Science offers healing in such instances. It declares that real sight never deteriorates. It reveals sight as a faculty of divine Mind, or God, which has embodiment in Mind's ideas, God's immortal sons. Real sight gives one the ability to discern the moral and spiritual substance of life, which is very different from seeing matter. The physical senses cannot see love, purity, intelligence, or life. It takes spiritual sight to see these. Mary Baker Eddy says in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: "There is more Christianity in seeing and hearing spiritually than materially. There is more Science in the perpetual exercise of the Mind-faculties than in their loss. Lost they cannot be, while Mind remains." Science and Health, p. 487;

Here is the basis from which we are to work metaphysically, or prayerfully, in Science, to maintain human sight, which we need very much in our present, temporary sense of existence. When the true sense of sight as a Mind-faculty expressed in man is consistently exercised in seeing people and things as God makes them— spiritual—this true seeing helps restore human sight to the hapless victim of world belief. But also, he must deny the blinding forces of evil—the envy, malice, impurity, and dishonesty that permeate human thought—until their unreality is understood.

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Work from the Absolute
January 31, 1970

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