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From the February 1945 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In the illustrated poem, "Christ and Christmas" by Mary Baker Eddy, is a picture of two angels without wings, moving gracefully and swiftly through space. May they not illustrate something of the activity of the spiritual idea, something of the heavenly motive power of divine grace, quickening and arousing thought with the impetus of inspiration and divine intelligence? Such thought activity is described figuratively by Ezekiel in his vision of the cherubim, where we read (Ezek. 1:12, 14): "And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.... And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning."

In a moment of spiritual vision, eternal truths are revealed that otherwise might take years for the human mind to comprehend. No wonder then that when, through spiritual sense, one begins to understand the two books—the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy—flashes of divine light are seen and instantaneous healing is experienced.

It is said that an electric impulse encircles the globe in less than a second, but spiritual thought is even swifter, for it is independent of time and its results are instant. "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye," as Paul said (I Cor. 15:52), a scene of despair can, through the action of spiritual understanding and reflection, be changed to a scene of achievement. With the speed of goodness and with the swiftness of divine ideas one's experience can be changed from a crippled, disabled, material sense of action to one of bounding freedom and potent activity.

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