Renovating the Digestive System

From the human point of view it seems that one must eat food and digest it in order to live and be active. Anyone who knows and accepts the theories of physiology and dietetics concerning the process will come to the conclusion that his digestive system is pretty important. He may also suspect that the mechanics of the feeding and ingestive process, said to be required to sustain him by converting food at the dinner table into mental and physical energy, is so complex that it can all too easily get out of order and cause him trouble. He may even wish he could renovate his own.

But Christian Science brings a different, a spiritual explanation of the nature of man, the functions and action of his being and the way he is sustained. It shows that despite the fixed belief of mortals, man is not a material entity, an organic structure powered by a complicated food-consuming mechanism. He is a spiritual being composed of and sustained by the spiritual qualities and ideas of immortal goodness and love. This heavenly daily bread comes from divine Principle, God, who not only is the creator of all but also the inexhaustible source of the strength, intelligence, and vitality of every individual in His universe.

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