Divine Mind imparts them

Strength, Vigor, Vitality

Most of us look upon life as either wholly material or partly material and partly spiritual. Constantly changing, human capacity appears weak one day, strong the next. Many, seeking health and strength in matter, have thought to find material remedies for disease, only to find they are useless.

Matter has no real substance; it does not sustain life, for matter is but the externalization of mortal mind. Spirit is substance, the source of all health and strength. Realizing one's spiritual selfhood brings healing. Beside the marginal heading "Divine strength," we find these words of Mrs. Eddy's: "Mind-science teaches that mortals need 'not be weary in well doing.' It dissipates fatigue in doing good. Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us." And she adds, "We have strength in proportion to our apprehension of the truth, and our strength is not lessened by giving utterance to truth." Science and Health, pp. 79-80;

Divine Mind is ever imparting to its idea strength and vitality, and this supply is unceasing, inexhaustible, indestructible. Our strength is in proportion to our understanding that omnipotence is with us, and that weakness is a mere illusion, a myth. In the ever-presence of infinite, outflowing vitality, man, God's reflection, is never weary; he rests in divine strength, which does not pass through matter, but from Mind to its idea.

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July 25, 1977

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