Understanding that renews the body

"Charlie's lost another tooth," said the keeper at the open-air zoo in Florida. He sounded quite cheerful as he picked up a small, white object by the water's edge.

Charlie is a crocodile, and the keeper was not worried about the loss of the tooth because he knew that crocodiles quickly grow new ones. Similarly, a salamander will grow a new leg if it loses one, and a toucan will grow a new beak.

A question that perplexes human beings is, Why can't men and women grow a new limb, a new tooth, if one is needed? The answer is that it should be possible, and we would see more evidence of this renewal if people would open their thought to the possibility, instead of assuming that loss of any part of the body is final. Mrs. Eddy's words open up great possibilities: "When the unthinking lobster loses its claw, the claw grows again. If the Science of Life were understood, it would be found that the senses of Mind are never lost and that matter has no sensation. Then the human limb would be replaced as readily as the lobster's claw,—not with an artificial limb, but with the genuine one." Science and Health, p. 489;

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Don't take your life—give it
August 13, 1979

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