God's law is restorative

Man's Completeness Manifested Humanly

Part of the belief in material existence is that one must have a physical body in order to have identity. Interest in this body is therefore acute. The maintenance of its health, the continued completeness of its members and organs, are correspondingly important —as is their functioning in a normal manner.

But what if a bodily member becomes mutilated or badly diseased? The primitive answer is amputation. But modern, advanced technology offers more sophisticated solutions. Serums, artificial limbs, and transplants of organs are material substitutions; they indicate the ingenuity and direction of medical research. But limitation is an inevitable ingredient of the belief that cause, effect, and correction are to be found in matter.

Fortunately, there is another, higher area of research—the spiritual—healing or restoration through the power of God, divine Principle, and God's law of perfection, completeness, sufficiency. The higher understanding of perfect God—and of man as His expression—permits God's plan for man to be humanly manifested. At this altitude of inquiry true cause and effect are found to be not in matter but in Spirit.

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November 6, 1976

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