Beyond age, beyond time

Mary Baker Eddy's words on the subject of age are simple and direct, though their implications are certainly profound. She writes in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Man in Science is neither young nor old" (p. 244).

If a person accepts that statement—and I'll admit it may sound radical at first—then there's not much point in keeping a running log on how long one's mortal body has stood on a planet named Earth, which has revolved a certain number of times around a small star named Sun. There's not much use in documenting ages, birthdays, or the position of the stars on the day one appeared on the human scene.

Now, maybe you're thinking, "Look, if you're saying that my material history doesn't matter at all, I'm not sure I like that!"

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Spiritual discernment and God's creation
July 19, 1993

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