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OUR ONE ABSORBING INTEREST

From the June 1949 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Mortals are indifferent to the things of Spirit, and to the Science of Christianity, which pertains to the things of Spirit. "And why," asks the consecrated Christian Scientist, "do some of those who call themselves Christian Scientists seem so immersed in unimportant material doings?"

The answer must be that they are more interested in the daily happenings of human experience than they are in eternal reality and in learning to know God and serve mankind. This condition of things, regarding one who is believed to be a Christian Scientist, may be accounted for in one of two ways. Either he has drifted pleasantly into some love and understanding of Christian Science without ever really grasping the fact that it demands daily striving to realize that, because of the allness of Spirit, God, matter and evil are unreal or he has let his first vision become dim by accepting the mesmerism of materiality. In either case a spiritual renaissance must occur in his thinking. If it does not, he will find that his lessening understanding will not be sufficient to solve his own problems or to enable him to be of value to the Christian Science organization.

Even humanly, it is clear that all that is mortal is temporary, changing, passing. Why spend one's days absorbed in dreams, when reality is at hand to know? Why waste one's years in attention to the passing, the petty, the tragic, and the futile, when the allness of God and His eternal creation awaits realization and acceptance?

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