No need to "bounce back" in unchanging Life

Someone recently said to me, "You know, it's hard to bounce back from illness when you get older." Perhaps we're accepting this subtle excuse for expecting a long recuperative period or for turning our face to the wall and giving up. Christian Science shows us how to refute the beliefs associated with that claim. With God's help we can radically change our view of ourselves and be healed.

In Science and Health Mary Baker Eddy presents a standard for thought and prayer. She states: "In Science, all being is eternal, spiritual, perfect, harmonious in every action. Let the perfect model be present in your thoughts instead of its demoralized opposite." Then she tells us the result of such thought: "This spiritualization of thought lets in the light, and brings the divine Mind, Life not death, into your consciousness." Science and Health, p. 407.

What is this "perfect model"? God's man. Is the creation spiritual or material? Spiritual, the expression of God, good, the manifestation of Spirit and Life, including the nature and attributes of God.

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March 19, 1984

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