"Man is not a pendulum..."

Every aspect of mortal existence is in a perpetual state of flux. Instability seems a predominant characteristic in many walks of life. Now that air travel has become the norm, there is more coming and going between countries and continents, and the pace of living has greatly accelerated. Restlessness rather than restfulness would appear to prevail. Stagnation, of course, is not desirable; but spiritual stillness is, and Christian Science enables us to gain more of this equanimity. With it, we are better equipped to face the challenges of today's world.

The Psalmist must have glimpsed something of the unchanging nature of reality when he proclaimed concerning God: "For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast." Ps. 33:9. It's impossible for God's work to become undone or reversed. An understanding of the eternal perfection of all the Father-Mind has created was the basis of Christ Jesus' healing work. He must have known with absolute certainty that man remains the whole, sinless image of Soul. Few of us would think of God as variable good, but it isn't always as easy to maintain in consciousness the constancy of man's perfection as His reflection. Thought is swayed by physical appearances. Nevertheless, through our greater consecration to the Christ, true manhood, the refutation of sense testimony becomes more spontaneous.

Learning from the resurrection
April 5, 1982

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