"Inspiring discontent"

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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No Greater Miracle
October 31, 1977

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