Deadlock? Not in divine Mind

Deadlock . Stalemate. Impasse. Standstill. One would be hard pressed to listen to an hour of news reports and not hear at least one of these words. We hear of peace negotiations at an impasse, budget talks at a deadlock, community services at a standstill, discussions between labor and management at a stalemate, and so on. Opposing viewpoints have locked horns, we are told, and there is no further action. What we think about these situations may affect us—and even the situations themselves—more directly than we realize.

Recently, when I heard once again in a news report that no measurable headway had been made in unlocking a month-long government deadlock, my thought gravitated to these words in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: "There is no metastasis, no stoppage of harmonious action, no paralysis. Truth not error, Love not hate, Spirit not matter, governs man" (p. 420). This is a statement of spiritual fact concerning God, the divine Mind, and His government of man, His spiritual image and likeness. It appears in the chapter "Christian Science Practice," which discusses how to heal illness through the law of God. The statement can relate to any situation in which activity has come to a halt.

It is important to understand that "stoppage of harmonious action" results from believing in a mortal, limited existence. It is not a spiritual fact, not the outcome of God, Truth itself.

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The right and the wrong image
March 18, 1996

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