No separation from good

Spouse on a business trip, children living away at school, friends moving—do we view these as circumstances we have to bear as best we can? How much better to remain satisfied by enlarging our understanding of man's identity.

Feeling near to someone in a genuine, spiritual sense has little to do with feeling close to a material personality or being able to see and touch someone. It has everything to do with perceiving man's real, spiritual nature. Unless we are identifying someone spiritually, we may from time to time feel out of touch with that individual. You can no more know someone by the human body he appears to be in than you can know a tree by its shadow. Mrs. Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook: "Eye hath neither seen God nor His image and likeness. Neither God nor the perfect man can be discerned by the material senses." Science and Health, p. 330;

Qualities seem to be contingent on matter for expression. We think of beauty, for instance, as inhering in material form and color. Most assume intelligence resides in the brain. But this is not the case. These qualities are God-given and exist independently of a material structure.

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"Truth rids world of error"
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