What are you seeing?

Everything turned bright when I changed my ski goggles. As I rode the chair lift, I thought about this. Because of the less opaque lenses, everything looked so sunny and beautiful; the glow made me feel safe and warm.

I was reminded of how we look at things in Christian Science.

In Christian Science what lens do we look through? Although the mountain and weather conditions had been the same all day, changing my lenses made the whole picture appear different. Isn't this analogous to praying our way in Christian Science out of a difficulty of illness? When we change our thoughts, the whole material picture appears different. We don't pray for a condition of matter to be altered, but we do pray for our false concept to change. When we change our concept from the material to the spiritual, we get a correct view, and a healing takes place. What we are actually doing is raising our thought above the material sense of things and seeing our unchanging perfect selfhood. Mrs. Eddy explains, "The lens of Science magnifies the divine power to human sight; and we then see the supremacy of Spirit and the nothingness of matter."Miscellaneous Writings, p. 194;

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Choosing your pictures
February 27, 1978

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