Sticking to the realities of being

To the average person just about everything—except, perhaps, things like desert mirages—is accepted as more or less "real." The standards set by Christian Science in distinguishing the real from the unreal are exacting. They are unique. They are uniquely workable.

The practicality of Christian Science is inseparable from its teaching or theology. There are plain Christianly scientific criteria we can apply to whatever is presented to us as actuality. They follow: "Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal. Nothing unspiritual can be real, harmonious, or eternal. Sin, sickness, and mortality are the suppositional antipodes of Spirit, and must be contradictions of reality." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 335;

Becoming a more effective Christian Scientist means growing in the apprehension and living of the spiritual essence of the above statement by Mary Baker Eddy. And as we grow in Science it dawns on us that adhering to divine actualities can be an instance in itself of Christian Science demonstration.

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