You’re not a counterfeit; you’re the real you!

When I was five, I desperately wanted a certain pair of sandals, but my mom said no. Determined not to be denied, I decided that I would make my own sandals out of the materials I had on hand: wrapping paper, tape, and staples. While this spirit of resourcefulness may have been commendable, the final product, as you can imagine, lacked functionality and substance. Falling far short of the original, my paper sandals just weren’t the real thing.

I thought of this recently when considering something Christian Science teaches: that matter and divine Spirit cannot both be real and substantial. Because God is All and God is Spirit, only Spirit can be real and can have true substance. Matter falls so completely short of Spirit that it is simply unreal. 

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