Ask better questions

What is the origin of matter? Why is there so much suffering in the world? Such questions have occupied the attention of serious thinkers for centuries. For many the answers seem as elusive as ever. And yet, if we're faced with a difficulty such as disease, these underlying questions may well require our thoughtful attention.

Perhaps the basic need is to stop asking questions based on material phenomena and start our reasoning from a higher standpoint. Physicists often need to make a conceptual leap in their thinking—to move away from previous assumptions—in order to gain new insights into the realm of physics. And so must those who would learn through Christian Science that God, the divine Principle of all being, created neither matter nor suffering.

The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, found that her reasoning about what was real and true had to be based on a higher standpoint than matter's apparent reality. Ordinary reasoning told her of a world filled with suffering apparently caused by matter's seeming intelligence and life. The Bible, however, told her of Christ Jesus' dominion over both matter and physical suffering.

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Solving the enigma of matter
March 24, 1986

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