The vital choice

For many, the changes in the world during the global pandemic serve as regular reminders of events seemingly beyond individual control. Suddenly there appeared to be little choice in the matter of daily activities. But some who feel impelled to bring healing to the suffering in the world are finding they do have a choice—through Christian Science. And it helps to make an intentional choice each day to see the world from a spiritual standpoint, knowing the power of God, divine Spirit, to bring about healing change. This shifts our perspective out of a limited, material view to perceive the infinite possibilities of life in Spirit. Isn’t this the vital choice we face every day: to determine which view of life we accept as real, the material or the spiritual?

The prophet Joshua in the Bible encouraged the tribes of Israel to “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.” He described other gods they had served, and concluded, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15, New King James Version). Underlying his challenge is a fundamental question about what is being accepted as truth. The Israelites were being asked to serve—to center their whole lives on—God. To make a conscious choice about the foundation of life itself, to live out from this choice, and to literally embody it. 

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