Healing moral pollution

Concerted efforts to identify, remove, and restrict environmental pollutants have, in some cases at least, brought definite improvement. Early this spring, two New England rivers—the Connecticut, and the Merrimack that Mrs. Eddy knew so well—were reclassified as swimmable waters. After many years' absence, native salmon returned to them.

Can people be purified, too? Christian Science explains that we can be cleansed permanently of impure thinking and acting. We can prove the purity of our real identity as spiritual man, God's likeness. The real man, the image of the one pure Mind, God, is as pure as his source.

Christ Jesus illustrated the cleansing power of divine Mind, Truth. He demonstrated so purely the all-power of Truth that he could cleanse others of error that seemed to pollute their thinking. Jesus understood clearly that evil is a delusion, a lie and a liar. He expressed the true idea of manhood, the Christ. Thus he enabled many to recognize the Christ, the spiritual idea, that purifies. After the Nazarene conversed with a Samaritan woman whose adulterous ways he intuitively detected and pointed out, the woman felt prompted to ask, "Is not this the Christ?" John 4:29.

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Prayer on the playground
September 12, 1983

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