What and where is Spirit?

The strength, presence, and power of Spirit are ours to know and feel, because we are God's.

In my early years as a student of Christian Science I was trying to gain a better understanding of the name Spirit for God. What did it mean? Where was it? How could the understanding of Spirit as substance solve human problems and meet human needs?

In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes: "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. ... Spirit is the real and eternal ..." and "Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance." These statements were becoming clearer through my study and application of the teachings of Christian Science, but I still had only a vague understanding of what Spirit as substance meant. I wanted to know, see, and feel this presence— to live this understanding, the way Christ Jesus did. ...

Doing the works that Jesus promised
May 11, 1992

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