Seeing through the haze

For the Lesson titled “Soul and Body” from November 18 - 24, 2013

There is an infamous section of highway between Northern and Southern California called “the Grapevine.” Motorists who drive it regularly know how alert they must be when the “tule fog” descends and they are barely able to see the front of their vehicle. Just as highway signs signal caution to drivers, this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson is a call for alertness to the fog that can swirl around our concept of identity.

This Bible Lesson topic “Soul and Body” sheds important light on the subject of identity by challenging long-held assumptions that soul is in body. Understanding that Soul is God, and is reflected but not possessed by each of us, or trapped in a material body, lifts a fog of serpentine claims that would obfuscate the truth in areas like morality, health, and life in general. 

Christ, or Truth, is the “fog-buster.” By revealing, through spiritual illumination, man’s unchanging perfection as the expression of Soul, Christ destroys erroneous hereditary labels claiming we are little more than another unique thumbprint or retina scan (see Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 485, citation 3).

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