Getting life into crisper focus

"People today need a purpose above acquisition of material objects," a statesman pointed out in a television interview a while ago.

How can we focus out any blur from our picture of our life purpose? By tying our thinking to life, living, man, as they're defined by Christian Science. As we do so, one thing that will emerge—and will make a huge difference to our outlook—is this: getting material objects, just being a material success, is not what life's really about. The Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, tells us, "Christian Science presents unfoldment, not accretion; it manifests no material growth from molecule to mind, but an impartation of the divine Mind to man and the universe."Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 68;

What does this imply? Mortals, in their own belief, grow from an embryo. Man, in Science, unfolds from divine Life. Mortals, in a greater or lesser degree, turn to matter to be sustained. The real man is upheld and satisfied by divine Life. To live a life the only aim of which is to accumulate material items is to have and have not! On the other hand, to give a high priority to appreciating spiritual ideas, and to honing spiritual insights, is to realize and prove that man has all because man reflects the All that is God.

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January 23, 1978

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