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HUMAN EXPERIENCE UNDER DIVINE CONTROL

From the May 1958 issue of The Christian Science Journal


ONE'S human experience need not be a series of sometimes joyful and occasionally tragic events that "just happen," seemingly impelled by some vague, misguided element of chance, against which the individual has little, if any, defense. Some find consolation in the belief that experience, although a hard taskmaster, is somehow a conditioner for experiences yet to come. Fortunately, many are learning that although experiences may be used as steppingstones to human progress when one is responsive to their lessons, still the quality or type of experience need not be determined by mere chance or circumstance.

The earnest student of Christian Science is daily proving that in proportion to his understanding of God and of man's relationship to Him, his human affairs are subjected to the control of definite spiritual laws. These laws restore harmony to discordant situations; they bring abundant supply to the impoverished sense, health to sickly bodies, and peace to the anxious thought.

This Science teaches that God is Principle, forever maintaining the spontaneous, unlabored unfoldment of all true being in perpetual harmony. It emphasizes that the demonstrator of this truth must constantly and consistently identify true selfhood with Mind's spiritual idea, which is subordinate only to God.