Life Is Well Worth Living

There's a lot of happiness in living when we spiritualize our outlook and really learn what life is all about. This knowledge is not something new. It was well understood in Bible times, and many people in that era found joy and fulfillment in a spiritually oriented outlook and mode of conduct. Addressing God, the Psalmist sang, "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Ps. 16:11;

Christian Science states in modern, scientific terms the spiritual facts understood and demonstrated by the great Master, Christ Jesus, and the workers in the primitive Christian Church. It makes no concessions to material theories or the current cynicism regarding religious values. The study and application of this Science imparts spiritual power, an incontestable fact any earnest inquirer can prove for himself. The understanding thus acquired has innate vitality. It brings buoyant happiness, increased capacity, and a stable sense of health and abundance. Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind." Science and Health, p. 162;

As he progresses in his investigation of Christian Science, the new student will find his concept of God expanding. He will get glimpses of God's infinitude as omnipresent Mind, the only real consciousness of man and the universe. He will begin to recognize his own identity to be purely spiritual, living in and constituted of God, the one boundless Life, or Soul. This reveals to him something of what Jesus meant when he said to Philip, "Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me." John 14:11;

The Continual Nature of Baptism
May 2, 1970

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