Investigate and Learn!

"Curiouser and curiouser!" said Alice of things that excited her attention as odd. Her burning desire to investigate and learn from them made her curious, and her curiosity propelled her into fanciful adventures in Wonderland as she followed the White Rabbit, questioned the Dormouse, or argued with the Red Queen! Alice was always searching for the truth. It was this quality of seeking out the answers, the reasons for a given situation, that led her through marvelous adventures related by Lewis Carroll in his book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

As students of Christian Science are we equally as curious? While studying thoroughly the Bible and the writings of Mrs. Eddy, if we are not satisfied with what we already know but are desirous to investigate and learn more about the use of certain words or their meanings, or the details and background of certain incidents, we will find our curiosity leading us into adventures that are every bit as fascinating and colorful as Alice's—and much more productive! This quality of thought turns our daily study of Christian Science into an adventure. It brings fresh views and new meanings to loved, familiar truths.

On the other hand, it is not wise to spend much time investigating matter. In Christian Science we don't honor matter or give it reality by searching out the whys and wherefores of it, except to realize its utter unreality. The only one answer regarding matter is that it is nothing but the opposite of the allness of Spirit. Matter is not a person, a place, or a thing. It is a false concept, a lie about God's perfect creation, so why should we waste time trying to figure it out?

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"Stand porter at the door of thought"
August 1, 1970

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