Christian Science—sacred not secret

I love to think of experiences of the sacred that I’ve had—experiences where I’ve so felt the divine presence in inspiration that the moment will remain with me forever. I’ve often experienced that when studying the Bible, when listening to some of the great works of religious music, and when in the presence of natural beauty, such as Cathedral Grove, a much-loved grove of Douglas firs in British Columbia, Canada, where some of the trees are 800 years old and 75 meters (246 feet) high. 

Certainly Christian Science is sacred. Mary Baker Eddy understood it to be the Comforter promised by Jesus that would lead the world into all truth (see John 14:16, 26). It has comforted and strengthened hundreds of thousands of people by healing them and by helping them live more moral lives. These life experiences are precious and confirm the sacredness of this Science.  

The story of creation in Genesis, chapter 1, recounts how God creates everything to be seen, known, and celebrated, from plants bearing seeds to great whales. Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures shows how this chapter describes the spiritual reality of the universe created in light and order by infinite God, Spirit, with nothing hidden (see pp. 502–519). 

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