Don't Confirm Physical Sense Testimony-Reverse It

When called upon to give treatment in Christian Science, whether for ourselves or for someone else, do we attempt praying from the absolute spiritual basis of perfect God and perfect man—and then try to heal matter? Or do we reverse physical sense testimony by holding thought steadfastly to the reality of perfect being—the premise on which we must base our work—the spiritual fact that God, the only cause and creator, maintains His idea, man, through the operation of spiritual not material laws; that health and harmony and life belong to man as the expression of divine Principle and are never dependent on matter?

We need to realize clearly that God is All, the only power and presence, that He governs the entire universe, including man. Because God is Life, man, the idea of God, expresses Life in activity, vitality, strength. Because Life is eternal, activity must be eternal. Man's strength and action must continue unimpeded and uninterrupted. Because God is Love, all powerful and ever present, there is no power called hatred, no place for hatred, no degree of hatred, dislike, envy, criticism. Man, the idea of Love, expresses only the qualities of Love.

God is Soul, manifesting in His idea harmony, joy, completeness. Since man reflects the joy and completeness of Soul, he cannot lack or be deprived of anything he needs for complete harmony. God's man is satisfied.

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"Jesus beholding him loved him"
February 28, 1976

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