Life is not too short

How many of us really believe it is possible to remain on the human scene for over a century and still have keen faculties, our natural vitality? Probably not too many. Yet the Bible tells us, "Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated." Deut. 34:7;

For over a century Christian Science has shown that longevity, vigor, and increased perception are the natural results of Christly living. Yet, while the study and practice of this Science often increase the number of our days, it is not the purpose of Science merely to prolong human life. At best this is a byproduct of coming to understand and demonstrate the truth of man's eternal perfection. One aspect of this truth is that age is a human concept, unknown to divine Mind and therefore to man, Mind's reflection. Mind, which knows only its own pure and spiritual ideas, could not create imperfection. And the concept of age, whether of youth or advancing years, certainly implies a less than ideal man.

Someone may say, "Life is just too short." Or the other very common statement, "You have only one life to live." The Christian Scientist would not argue with the latter statement. But in Christian Science this living cannot be said to be in matter, determined by human birth, subject to material laws, or destined to end. Science denies that death is a fact, since matter is understood to be a human concept only. God, Spirit, did not create matter; therefore it is not actual.

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