Always enough Spirit for us to rise up and live

Most of us have read accounts of the triumph of what is called the human spirit. These extremely moving reports may tell of survival or of surmounting great odds in "ordinary" life. But they usually bring out in us an upwelling of our own love and a desire to live with much more spirit ourselves. They make us feel how deeply we care about the fulfilling of life and goodness for everyone.

To those who are studying Christian Science, the importance of spirit, or inspiration, is without question. They know that the spirit of Christ, which illumines responsive thought, makes the difference between illness and health, between preoccupation with self and freedom to love.

But what the world generally terms spirit seems to be under attack now. In many countries oppression is taken as fairly routine. Hardness of heart and tough-minded manipulation seem more and more common in business, government, and religion even in the "free world." Materialism aggressively contends that everything can be reduced to matter, and the human heart sinks.

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Obeying the directions brings healing
April 1, 1985

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