The structuring of our lives

Anyone seeking a more meaningful life, looking for a way out of stalemate or hectic confusion, can be assured that right now there is a spiritual route open. Christ comes to the chaos and void, the doubt and indecision of material thinking, bringing purpose and order. And the beginning of the way out is right where the seeking one is at this moment.

That glorious scriptural theme of Christly action—"And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters"—first appears in a context of chaos, when "the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep." Gen. 1:2. What follows is orderly creation, a structuring of the universe.

The Bible covers centuries in its record of the movement of the Christ. This movement reached its fullest amplification in Jesus' life, which so richly expressed this action that he is the only man ever rightfully called the Christ. Not only did the Master heal, but he inspired his followers with high spiritual purpose, giving order and meaning to their lives. The Church of Christ, Scientist, fulfills this structuring role in our day.

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