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Energy—teens, athletes, parents, business men and women are bombarded with ads for supplements, drinks, and pills that promise consumers this much sought-after commodity. The claims are quite compelling. But for the upsides of these promises, there are also downsides. The effects of the products fall short of expectations, and the manufacturers’ labels warn of unpleasant side effects.
Might there be a better way to go? Mary Baker Eddy, an ardent student of the Bible, offers a healthy alternative in the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. She writes: “Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy. Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine ‘powers that be.’ Such is the true Science of being. Any other theory of Life, or God, is delusive and mythological” (p. 249).
About the author
Diane Marrapodi is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher living in Forest Hill, Maryland.
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