Unceasing Activity

The creative intelligence, God, divine Mind, is endlessly active. His creation, or expression, man and the universe, moves in accord with the ceaseless animation of divine Life. The real man's function is to reflect, or image forth, the perpetual dynamism of God's knowing and doing. Inertia or inaction are unknown in the universe of Truth. God's work never stops. Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Mind is perpetual motion." Science and Health, p. 240;

These spiritual facts are vitally important to humanity today—especially in view of the present widespread unemployment in several industrialized nations and the hardships it brings into the lives of millions.

But how can this idealistic sense of activity help to heal an individual's or a nation's economic problem? It can help as mankind awakes to the fact that this spiritual approach is not philosophical abstraction but pragmatism in its best sense. It is Christian Science, the Science of real being that Christ Jesus understood and proved in his remarkable healing ministry. He not only destroyed disease instantly but demonstrated positive control over various other material conditions. He walked on the water, passed through closed doors, fed thousands with a few loaves and fishes, transported a boat and all who were in it immediately to its destination. What seemed to be material solidity or hopeless circumstances yielded to Jesus' clear understanding of spiritual substance and action. He recognized matter to be a hypnotic illusion, a mortally mental counterfeit of reality, that could in no way circumscribe the unceasing, harmonious activity of man, the image of God.

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The Head and Not the Tail
July 17, 1971

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