Only two small words—"now" and "is"—but how important! Each is vibrant, strong, and indispensable in expressing Truth's action. Paul wrote to the Corinthians, "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." II Cor. 6:2;

Mrs. Eddy gave us a profound statement known as "the scientific statement of being." Only seven lines, and she uses the word "is" eleven times! The past and future tenses do not appear in this statement. It concludes: "Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual." Science and Health, p. 468; This statement is read, along with its three correlative verses from I John, third chapter, at each Sunday service just before the closing benediction in all Christian Science churches throughout the world. The Bible verses bring out the importance of purity as a prerequisite for seeing our relationship to God: "Beloved, now are we the sons of God." The third verse gives this assurance: "And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." I John 3:2, 3;

What college reentry demands
October 1, 1979

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