Our divine inheritance

How often have we blamed a problem or a lack of some needed good on human heritage? We reason that if only we had been born into riches—or been given a stronger constitution, a comelier body, or greater intelligence—our life would be much easier and more enjoyable. It seems our human circumstances are determined by factors beyond our control, and we appear helpless to change many of the aspects of our situation. 

But reasoning from this material standpoint will never lead us to the good we long for. To find real fulfillment, we must discover our true, spiritual heritage and recognize the blessings that are inherently ours as the children of God. And to do that, we must start from a spiritual standpoint. 

Mary Baker Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “For right reasoning there should be but one fact before the thought, namely, spiritual existence. In reality there is no other existence, since Life cannot be united to its unlikeness, mortality” (p. 492).

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