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No division in Spirit
All healing is, in a sense, the healing of the claim of division. Looking at things broadly and humanly, we see plenty of division that needs healing. We live in a world of divided nations, gaps between the well-to-do and the deprived, splits between those of this ideology and that. Some families are sadly divided.
In reality, God and man—Mind and idea, cause and effect—are one in unfragmentable unity. Destructive divisions have behind them the mortal belief that man is divided from God, and that divine individuality can be splintered into mortal personalities. Like all beliefs, this can be healed with the scientific truth understood and realized. God is whole and One, and all His creation expresses this wholeness. All that actually exists evidences the coexistence of God and His manifestation. At the heart of Christian Science prayer and treatment is affirmation of the coherence of all being, and the denial that mortal mind—a supposed mentality outside God's infinity—can force a space between God and man.
There are no damaging divisions in Spirit, God, because Spirit is All. This marvelous truth is a starting point from which to spiritually adjust and heal ruptured relationships, bodily organs, businesses, churches. Mary Baker Eddy, though referring specifically to the breakdown between Cain and Abel, gives us this expose that has universal application: "The erroneous belief that life, substance, and intelligence can be material ruptures the life and brotherhood of man at the very outset." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 541;
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Nature: friend or enemy of progress?
JOHN K. DANIELS
Discovering the real earth
ERNEST H. LYONS, JR.
Dominion that transforms the universe
STEVEN LEE FAIR
As close as thought
STEVEN ALAN AVEY
Changing our view of natural forces
JAMES RICHARD BARTELS-KEITH
The liberating quality of gratitude
DAVID LAWRENCE HAASE
DIANA FAGEN JOHNSON
No division in Spirit
GEOFFREY J. BARRATT
Weather in Paradise
NATHAN A. TALBOT
Because God is...
Virginia L. Scott
Christian Science came into my life when I was a teen-ager
ERNEST BROWN WALKER, JR.
When I was growing up, my mother, who was a widow and a...
PEARL STRACHAN HURD
Christian Science class instruction, taken when I was a young...
MAMIE K. MARHOFER