No scars in spiritual reality

If Spirit defines reality, then healing is always at hand, always possible.

Several years ago a college student of nuclear physics visited the class I was then teaching in a Christian Science Sunday School. He was not a Christian Scientist, but he was interested in its teachings, especially "the scientific statement of being." See Science and Health, p. 468. He seemed to feel that there were remarkable parallels between what Christian Science says about matter and what particle physicists were discovering about the nature of "reality."

Given the growing recognition by physicists of the role of the human mind in defining and even creating this "reality," it was perfectly understandable for him to be intrigued by Mrs. Eddy's declaration, which points to the divine Mind, not the human mind, as the cause of all that is actually real and substantial. Mrs. Eddy, a spiritual thinker far in advance of her time, gives this statement of what constitutes genuine reality that shakes the foundations of all matter-based systems. She writes in Science and Health: "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual." Ibid.

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