"The infinite idea forever developing itself"

When we think deeply about God as infinite Life, we see that Life must forever unfold spontaneously its own measureless resources. It must express itself. That's the very nature, necessity, and essence of Life.

When we think deeply of God as infinite Mind, we see that this Mind is eternally manifesting itself in the limitless idea that reflects it, is forever unfolding its own inexhaustible capacities and intelligence. Such is the nature and activity of Mind.

Thus it becomes clear that Life, Mind, is forever developing its own manifestation—unfolding, expressing its own nature in its immeasurable idea. The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, draws a logical conclusion from this absolute basis when she writes: "The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 547.

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Prayer toned with Christliness
October 19, 1981

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