Ageless vitality

Numbers and musical notes are entities governed by rules of accuracy and harmony. They never grow old, become decrepit or ineffective because of the passage of time. How much more does this same immunity, to any declining, aging, dying process, characterize man—the divine idea or reflection of the one Mind, God!

Our real life stems from God. And as our day-by-day living becomes more Godlike, we more fully express the Christly qualities of honesty, integrity, kindness, compassion, and love. These ageless qualities, derived from God's nature, help us recognize and accept our true identity as God's pure, spiritual idea. And to the degree we understand this incorporeal selfhood, our bodies will be less subject to the limitations of physicality. The wear and tear of human experience can never sap the ageless qualities of vitality, strength, and energy. Our expression of these qualities is a Christly force that holds us close to God and imbues us with a higher degree of health, strength, and continuing well-being.

The suppositional material laws of birth, growth, maturity, old age, decay, and death should no longer be allowed to cloud thought and darken our expectation of eternal life. The belief that matter is the source and substance of life is not true, even though it is so universally accepted by mortals that it is accorded the status of natural law. The divine law, however, is that "in him [God] we live, and move, and have our being." Acts 17:28. Through Christian Science this truth is being more widely accepted by spiritually enlightened individuals. They are striving to be less influenced by time and to progressively demonstrate man's eternality. They recognize the wisdom of Mrs. Eddy's observation "Except for the error of measuring and limiting all that is good and beautiful, man would enjoy more than threescore years and ten and still maintain his vigor, freshness, and promise." Science and Health, p. 246.

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