Practice from "the point of perfection"

Have you ever set about working out a problem through Christian Science and after a short or a long time suddenly realized that you were trying to heal something real or put a wrong thing right? When you reach this point, you are ready to make progress!

Once I had a cold. I gave myself Christian Science treatment. The cold persisted. I worked some more. It didn't yield. Finally I asked a practitioner to help me. She did. The cold continued. When I reported the unchanged picture to her, she said perceptively, "Go and read the Psalms." In the first psalm I turned to there was this passage: "Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!" Ps. 107:8;

The next thing I knew was that the cold had vanished. There wasn't a trace of it. The truth of that passage had penetrated the belief that there was something to heal and had uplifted my thought to a realization of the glorious truth of God's goodness to His children and of the unblemished perfection of His creation. Mrs. Eddy makes an unequivocal statement about practicing from the standpoint of the perfection of God and man. She writes, "Christian Science is absolute; it is neither behind the point of perfection nor advancing towards it; it is at this point and must be practised therefrom." The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 242. It is from this standpoint that the mortal and material must be exposed and denounced as unreal.

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Do We Put God First?
August 28, 1976

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