Destroying the tyranny of time

In our fast-paced world, time can often seem a tyrant. Must we constantly be harassed by its endless pressures?

Mrs. Eddy defines "time" in the Glossary of Science and Health as "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. Time, then, as a human measurement has no essential reality and therefore no actual power or effect.

This truth has practical application for us today. To believe we are mortal beings living in a material world of physical activities, physical objects, and unfinished business is to open our experience to all the limitations and pressures the belief in time can produce. But the truth is, man is wholly spiritual, the image of God, as described in the first chapter of Genesis, verse 27. And he lives in eternity, in the perfect, complete, spiritual universe of God's creating, where no limitation of time exists.

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The big minute
July 16, 1984

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