The spiritual depth of real beauty

Overwhelming attraction to physical beauty is deeply ingrained in popular thinking. While there are quite different notions of what is physically beautiful, many of the promotional appeals in the media appear to rest on the belief that this attraction can't be resisted.

Because of Christ Jesus' example, early Christianity set a new course for human desire, pointing to spiritual rather than material ends. So disturbing was this radical spiritual teaching, that for many, many years, those who identified themselves as followers of Christ Jesus suffered open persecution. Other reformers, not only Christian ones, have experienced the same fate when they placed spiritual and moral goals above material ones.

Likewise, Christian Science has not met with the widest popular acceptance, even though many over the past century have sought Christian Science for healing and found it when all other avenues of recovery were exhausted. The reason for the unpopularity of radical spirituality needs to be explored and understood. It is a subject that penetrates to the very heart of daily life.

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Today's exodus
June 4, 1984

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