[Original in German]

Don't Fly Too Low

On his return to earth one of the cosmonauts stated that there was no God; he had not seen Him in space. As a teacher was explaining this in her class, one boy added: "They fly too low!" The Christian Science Monitor, May 31, 1974;

And what about us? Do we sometimes also fly too low—mentally, that is—so that we are unable to see God? The Bible teaches that God is Spirit, not a corporeal being; He cannot, therefore, be seen with earthly eyes. Also, one cannot set out with an instrument or go up with a space capsule to search for Him. But we can see God in the sense of knowing Him if we step by step renounce the world of the material senses in the endeavor to rise higher spiritually. Mrs. Eddy encourages us with the following promise: "Fixing your gaze on the realities supernal, you will rise to the spiritual consciousness of being, even as the bird which has burst from the egg and preens its wings for a skyward flight." Science and Health, p. 261;

God's children are not earthbound or weighed down with materialism; they are expressions of Spirit—free and boundless, because their creator, God, is infinite. On the other hand, human consciousness is often heavy with an oppressive load of burdensome thoughts. A flight heavenward out of sin, sorrow, disease, and death seems impossible. But even the desire to want to see God—this first step, which is essentially a prayer—is a turning away from matter and a turning toward God.

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