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Too difficult, you say?
No difficulties exist in the realm of divine Mind. By acknowledging God as our real source of energy, strength, courage, and ability, we can rise above illusionary challenges. Through spiritual understanding we can view the unlabored, unobstructed, intelligent, and harmonious action of the one infinite, divine Mind and its spiritual idea, man.
We can be quick to challenge the suggestion of insurmountable difficulty, recognizing that it never could be communicated to us by divine Mind. We can see the deceptive nature of the suggestion by recognizing that its only source is a supposititious mortal mind—the belief in a mind apart from God, divine Mind. Therefore, such lies have no power to govern our lives when we are called to perform our duties or fulfill our responsibilities.
By revealing more of the true nature of God and man, Christian Science has exposed as a lie this suggestion of ever-present difficulty in the midst of right and proper endeavors. "The great I am" is the way Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, begins her definition of God in the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. She continues: "the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence." Science and Health, p. 587; This certainly leaves no place or time for any opposing mind or power. Man she defines as "the compound idea of infinite Spirit; the spiritual image and likeness of God; the full representation of Mind." ibid., p. 591; As "the full representation of Mind," man is not controlled by ungodlike thoughts. He is not an unresisting human consciousness accepting the suggestion of stubborn, unyielding circumstances.
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Too difficult, you say?
BARBARA B. HOLLIDAY
"Thy kingdom come"
Thanksgiving every day
VIRGINIA T. GUFFIN
CLARA STODDARD PATTERSON
On the winning side
NELMAH M. BEAM
A most gracious invitation
ESTELLE K. OFFNER
Mind is not a battleground
Shifting obstacles with truth
Geoffrey J. Barratt
Every child can heal
God's help for certain
Kendra C. Gates
The desert dog
Rhoda Merle Ford
A garden parable
Frances M. Gibson
A dentist had advised that our youngest son had two front...
Constance K. Potts
Out of gratitude, I would like to relate a healing I had in February...
Annette Kreutziger with contributions from Dorette Kreutziger
Two years ago, at a corporation awards ceremony, I received...
Harvey A. Burley with contributions from Troy Martin, Dena Martin, Cleo Martin
One day while I was at a fantastic summer camp, I was working...
Alexandra Hunnewell Glover with contributions from Sydney L. H. Glover
On Christmas morning 1971, as I was preparing a portion of...
Lynne Andrews Morgan