Seeing through the claim of pain

With all the reports of pain and suffering being experienced around the world, it is no surprise that we sometimes find it knocking on our own mental door. At these moments, it is helpful to remember that we are not helpless victims. Mary Baker Eddy writes these instructive words in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Banish the belief that you can possibly entertain a single intruding pain which cannot be ruled out by the might of Mind, and in this way you can prevent the development of pain in the body” (p. 391).

The basis for that statement is that contrary to what we perceive, we are truly creations of Spirit, therefore spiritual, because God, who is Spirit, created the universe, including man. We are not mortals. That is the spiritual law through which we demonstrate our freedom from the claims of mortality, which include pain. Recognizing the actual fact of our being—that we are God-created—that is, Spirit-created, Principle-created, Love-created—gives us the dominion needed to meet the claims of pain. 

Bible Lens
Bible Lens—October 31–November 6, 2016
October 31, 2016

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