Toning mental muscles

A basic teaching of Christian Science is that man, the active expression of God, is not material. He is not a chemically constituted mass animated by electromagnetic impulses. Man has form to his identity, but not as matter. We can conceive of this spiritual identity as having strength, beauty, and purpose. It moves and functions in accordance with the ever-active Principle of being, God.

A wise New Testament writer advises exercise in godliness: "Bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come."I Tim. 4:8; Though Bible references to running and winning the prize and bringing the body under subjection in training indicate a familiarity with the habits of athletes, there is always a clear perception that the really important discipline is that involved in exercising spiritual qualities. These qualities constitute the genuine spiritual selfhood of each one of us. Individual man ceaselessly expresses love, joy, intelligence. As we see this, we discover new facets of our nature as individual reflections of the infinite Mind, Soul.

Destroy the belief
February 19, 1979

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