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From the January 1941 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The redemptive character of Jesus' mission gained for him the names of Saviour and Redeemer. His thoughts expressed the Christ, or his divine nature, and therefore were saving and healing in their effects.

It is the beneficent function and purpose of the impersonal Christ, Truth, today to transform and redeem every aspect of human existence. As the Christly or spiritually scientific way of thinking begins to unfold in individual consciousness, we see that deep-rooted and traditional concepts which have been held, and even regarded as good, must be altered or given up entirely. This is especially true in regard to what we call the family and our close relationships with one another.

The application of a correct understanding of Christian Science will not, of course, destroy the family. On the contrary, scientific thinking can only purify, uplift, and harmonize our human relationships. A false sense of family involves us in difficulty and sorrow.

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