Finding the spiritual cause

When a trouble clings persistently, we may wonder why it hasn't been resolved. Perhaps we keep probing for causes, knowing that when the source of the trouble is removed its effects will disappear.

But Christian Science turns us away from human probing and reveals the one and only cause to be God, who causes only perfection. On this basis Science can and does eliminate troublesome conditions stemming from supposed material causes. Mrs. Eddy writes: "There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which does not proceed from this great and only cause." Science and Health, p. 207;

In theory this sounds wonderful—a perfect conclusion for everything! Yet what of destructive material causes and their persistent effects, which hold many in bondage? Do we brush these aside, comforting ourselves that they have no true existence anyway? Not if our aim is to heal mankind's troubles as well as our own.

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December 4, 1978

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