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Perfect at All Points
Instead of thinking of man as a mortal, physical being, we can learn to know and rejoice in man's spiritual, perfect, intact identity. This is the way Christ Jesus could see man perfect at all points.
It must have been clear to Jesus that a perfect Father, Spirit, would naturally create only a perfect image, spiritual man. Thus Jesus could look at an individual and see his spotless being as the eternal image of Spirit. When evil presented itself, he did not ignore it, but saw it as a lie about man, and he understood it to be powerless, unreal. As a result Jesus restored the maimed to wholeness, the sick to health, the sinner to purity, and raised the dead to life and well–being.
Today, Christian Science, in complete accord with what the Master taught and practiced in his healing and saving works, reveals that we too can learn to walk in his footsteps and heal ourselves and others. In his Sermon on the Mount he said to his disciples, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."Matt. 5:48; How? First, we can learn to patiently realize, love, and live—put into practice—the true conception of what God actually is. We can reject as unreal whatever is unlike God. According to the Science of Christianity, God is eternal Love, Life, Truth, Principle, Soul, Mind, and Spirit. Man, our true being, is the exact reflection, or spiritual idea, of the infinite creator. Understanding this, we can see through our neighbor's faults and love the real man.
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Healing Includes Preventing Accidents
No Opposition to Right Action
GLENNA GOLDEN WOLLAM
Perfect at All Points
FLINT LEWIS TOWNSEND
"Let's Talk" About Personal Appearance
Kathleen Ann Marts, June Marie Zabel, Maren Carlsen, Elizabeth Grob, Nancy Fischer
Ask Not Why
ROBERT C. PEACOCK
Never Out of Touch
ANNA MAY McGILL
"ME, AND MINE, AND ALL"
When "Because" Defeats "But"
Alan A. Aylwin
One day in 1923, I walked onto the veranda of our home in...
Eric E. Johnson
I first was introduced to Christian Science when I was beginning...
Donna Lee Wright
My interest in Christian Science began when a superintendent...
Lois Joan Deitrick
My written expression of gratitude for the wonderful experience...
Harold Spath with contributions from Marilyn JoAnn LaRue