"The scientific statement of being": not cool but warm

A man who had just started to study Christian Science was trying to grasp the meaning of "the scientific statement of being"—those six potent sentences in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The statement begins: "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." Science and Health, p. 468.

But the man admitted: "I was still arguing on the side of matter. To me matter was substance and basis of all life. You see, I'd spent many years studying it, weighing it, measuring it, considering its uses, limitations, handicaps. It seemed much more real to me than God, about whom I knew little or nothing."

The enrichment of affections and lives
June 10, 1985

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