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THE GRAVITATIONAL PULL TO LIFE IS MASSIVELY STRONGER THAN ANY DRAW TOWARD DEATH. NOTHING OUTWEIGHS THE URGE TO LIVE.
A WAY OUT OF DEATH FEARS AND DEATH WISHES
"LIFE IS REAL, and death is the illusion." That sentence opens a challenging yet deeply encouraging paragraph in Mary Baker Eddy's textbook on Christian healing, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 428). It's a message straight from the Comforter that Christ Jesus promised the world, assuring the human family that despite all the evidence to the contrary, God goes on being Life and our lives go on being alive in God's universe.
As Copernicus challenged the human-eye view of an Earth-centered cosmos, Mrs. Eddy confronted the commonly held view that death is the inevitable end of all that lives, and the belief that organic matter is life's medium. She used the term Life in this passage as a Biblically sourced name for God. This always-present, infinite Life sustains and rejoices in all that lives—in all that mirrors God's nature in each of us and in all creation.
with contributions from MATT SCHMIDT, LAUREL MARQUART, BOB BATES, DIANE WARD, RUTH SCHULMAN
Rafting Peace River
WARREN BOLON, SENIOR WRITER
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Patrick Dunn
'AND ALL THE WORLD SEND BACK THE SONG'
BY ALLISON W. PHINNEY
PRAYIN' for PEACE
with contributions from AQUENE REED, PATRICK ESSOBO, GABRIELE STRAAB, NATHAN MILLINGTON
PEACE BUILDING AND THE DECLINE OF WAR
with contributions from RICHARD BERGENHEIM, BILL DAWLEY
CLOSING UP THE CHASM
BY ROSALIE E. DUNBAR
IT'S SPIRITUAL GOAL-SETTING that really mattters
BY KATHRYN DUNTON
'SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN'
BY BEV DEWINDT
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
NEVER TOO LATE
BE WITH ANGELS
Name removed by request
BY MARIE TAILLEFER
A NATURAL DISCIPLINE
BY PATRICIA KADICK
BY BRENDA ROBBINS
JO ANDREAE, READING, ENGLAND
NEVER TOO EARLY
'GATHER UP THE FRAGMENTS'
LETTING GOD SPEAK THROUGH THE MUSIC
KIM SHIPPEY, SENIOR WRITER
GROWING TO LOVE THE BIG BOOK
OBLIGATION/INNOVATION: NOT AN EITHER/OR QUESTION
EFFECTS FROM EYE INJURY COMPLETELY HEALED
AN AFFORDABLE SOLUTION FOUND
GINGER G. DOSSEY
FREE TO MOVE ON, FREE FROM PAIN