Perfect perception

Recently, after an experience I had leaving a shopping mall, I started thinking about the idea of perception. I saw a man at the intersection holding a sign advertising a pizza restaurant. All of a sudden he started moving erratically and appeared to be having a severe problem of some kind. I felt impelled to pray—to know for myself that he was God’s idea—entirely intact. I kept affirming that “man is spiritual and perfect” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 475), and not subject to discordant bodily conditions, as I had learned through my study of Christian Science.

When I got closer to him, I had a surprise in store. He was wearing ear buds—he was listening to music! 

I was so glad to know he was not having a physical, out-of-control experience, but was actually dancing—putting on quite a show as he held up the pizza sign advertising the restaurant.

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Which direction will you choose?
December 7, 2015

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