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When we first feel the touch of the healing Christ, discontent may be the last thing we think of. A disease disappears and we are exuberant. A floundering marriage gains new stability and promise as deeper, more spiritually based affection is practiced. Burdening fear and confusion about God dissolve as we find refuge in divine Love.
And yet even in these bright moments we may feel a deep discontent with matter—a rebellion against material theories that deny man's innate spirituality, ability, and worth. This deeper stirring, which commences as spiritual truth breaks through human consciousness and experience, is to be expected. Mrs. Eddy states, "All men shall be satisfied when they 'awake in His likeness,' and they never should be until then." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 358;
Spiritually impelled discontent invites spiritual growth and greater Christianity. But such discontent assumes noble dimensions only as it is joined with self-immolation. In this way the human view of life yields to the spiritual understanding that man is the offspring, the image, of perfect Life, Truth, and Love—God.
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Christian Science and the Human Condition
PATIENCE M. CANHAM
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MAUD BENNETT NICHOLS
Dream or Nightmare, It Isn't True
ROBERT A. MOSS
"SING UNTO THE LORD A NEW SONG"
Maryl Freeman Walters
MICHAEL D. RISSLER
No Greater Miracle
JAMAE WOLFRAM RICHARDSON
True Understanding-How Important It Is!
WILLIAM DOUGLAS ALDER
Evelyn M. Pinnell
The Unique Answer to Discouragement
Geoffrey J. Barratt
You Can Be Strong
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Nancy G. Collins with contributions from Philip G. Collins
It is with much joy that I acknowledge in this testimony the...
I wish to express my humble gratitude for Christian Science and...
Karen Kimbrell Hayden
I give heartfelt gratitude for the many benefits and blessings that...
Eleanor Lincoln Hewitt
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Sarah Margaret Engelhardt