A spiritual idea can’t be ‘deformed’

Animals, including our beloved pets, are created and maintained by our Father-Mother God; in their real, spiritual identities, they are expressions of Love. So often these dear animals bless our lives with the qualities they express—including faithfulness, devotion, vibrancy, and life.

Seeing how much I loved my son’s little dog, he suggested I get one—and two weeks later I brought home a sweet-natured little puppy. I noticed, when I had seen the puppy the first time, he was “bowlegged,” but that didn’t faze me in the least. I thought of numerous testimonies I had read or heard of animals being healed, and I knew there was nothing God couldn’t heal.

Mary Baker Eddy tells us that “God is the Life, or intelligence, which forms and preserves the individuality and identity of animals as well as of men” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 550). So if God forms and preserves the individuality and identity of animals, this identity cannot be deformed, undone, or redone.

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Teaching the practice of Christian Science
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