Silencing the bells

O, the clanging bells of time,Night and day they never cease;We are wearied with their chime,For they do not bring us peace;And we hush our breath to hear,And we strain our eyes to seeIf thy shores are drawing near,Eternity! Eternity! Christian Science Hymnal, No. 418.

According to the physical senses, we dwell in the limited expanse of time. This belief affects practically everything we think or do. As a mortal belief, time would put us into the trap of accepting the concept of a limited life span that involves pressure and hurry, aging and illness, limited and decaying abilities, and eventually death. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, sums up the belief of time with these words: "Time. Mortal measurements; limits, in which are summed up all human acts, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, knowledge; matter; error; that which begins before, and continues after, what is termed death, until the mortal disappears and spiritual perfection appears." Science and Health, p. 595.

Say "no" to colds
November 14, 1983

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