Good Care of the Body

"May your shadow prosper!" was a quaint greeting of one childhood friend. He was a kindly, white-haired man, and he had many sayings that made children wonder.

"How can I help my shadow to prosper?" was a thought that kept coming. Obviously it's a hopeless task to take care of a shadow. Then the answer dawned. Keep the body well and active, then its shadow will appear well and active too. A shadow merely corresponds to the object that's casting it. It never acts independently. So, to improve a shadow—forget it and work only to improve the object that is its origin.

The physical body is governed by the mentality of the individual who possesses it. It doesn't make its own conditions but responds to the thought of the person who embraces it in his consciousness. So to improve our bodies we should only work to improve human consciousness by filling it with spiritual thoughts in line with the true fact: that man's actual and only identity is perfect in God's likeness.

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Testimony of Healing
My wife and I found Christian Science at a time of great need
February 5, 1977

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