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It’s quite a show. It’s got lifelike characters and convincing plot. It’s packed with action, rivalry, and heart-rending struggles. It includes regrettable memories, pitiful bouts with loneliness, breakups, breakdowns, heated disputes, wrong attraction, sensuality, and immorality. There are scenes of bad health, stalled economies, soured investments, failing careers—and, inevitably, death. 

The drama of mortal life, and our part in it, may seem riveting and totally believable. But it’s still just a show—an illusionary experience at best. How do we know that? Because the fact of God’s infinite goodness, power, and omnipresence rules out any possibility that something besides God and His all-good creation could be real. 

In Christian Science, we learn that God’s creation is wholly spiritual and reflects the qualities of God, including perfection, completeness, and harmony. Mary Baker Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “All that really exists is the divine Mind and its idea, and in this Mind the entire being is found harmonious and eternal” (p. 151).

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