Impossible to be out of ‘the kingdom’

The Sunday before Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, my husband and I attended a Christian Science lecture. While I listened to it, my thought became focused on the spiritual fact that the real man forever lives in Spirit—in the kingdom of heaven. After arriving home, I spent some time thinking about the lecture and wrote in a notebook the inspiring message in my own words. 

I kept going back to the idea that I was truly in Spirit, as a spiritual idea of God. I thought to myself, “What is this kingdom of heaven like, or not like?” I felt impelled to think more deeply about the kingdom of heaven and wrote down that there would be no greed, dishonesty, jealousy, competition, deceit, selfishness, delays, nor discord, but only selflessness, honesty, integrity, perfect action, and perfect order. For the next two days I spent more time reflecting on the kingdom of heaven, realizing that within this state of thought there could be no disease, suffering, accidents, injuries, or pain—only harmony. 

After attending church on Thanksgiving Day, we stopped at a market to get some ice cream for the pies we were having later at our rented condo, where we were visiting family. As I moved a shopping cart out of the way in an aisle, I stumbled. My hand went through the metal webbing on the cart, and a fingernail was sliced to the quick. After an instant of pain and bleeding, the “still small voice” spoke to me, “Where do you really exist?” Immediately I responded silently, “In the kingdom of heaven, Spirit.” I accepted this true report—this spiritual fact—and reasoned that there could be no accident in the kingdom of heaven, and therefore no injury. 

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