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Changing our base

Recently I was challenged to revise basic assumptions I had held about mathematics. Like someone in pre-Galileo times, I had assumed that the world of "base ten" was the fixed point and that the sun of numeration revolved round it. Not so, my "new mathematics" family pointed out, explaining that the world of computers works from quite a different base.

Christian Scientists are similarly challenged to realize that they must work from the base of Spirit, not matter, if they wish to follow Christ Jesus' way of living. Unless we are willing to challenge material conceptions, we may find ourselves fabricating decisions, predictions, and judgments on the unreliable framework of matter. Jesus said, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." John 4:24; By recognizing Spirit as the groundwork of our being we can act rather than react, and live in obedience to God. Accepting spirituality as our real nature and identifying with the source of our existence, we discern the qualities derived from Spirit. We find that tiredness and lassitude, for instance, cannot sap the energy man expresses as God's likeness.

Peck open that shell
October 13, 1980

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