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From the May 1958 issue of The Christian Science Journal

AS periods of human history come and go, trends and fashions provide popular topics for conversation. Today, unless those present are very alert, the subject of bodily weight often seems to intrude itself into the conversation of people gathered together informally.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy asks a question about a diseased body that might also be asked about an overweight body. The question is (p. 174), "Why declare that the body is diseased, and picture this disease to the mind, rolling it under the tongue as a sweet morsel and holding it before the thought of both physician and patient?"

Christian Science teaches the facts concerning the true body of man. Everything pertaining to man is spiritual because man is the reflection of God, Spirit. Harmony, rhythm, symmetry, beauty, activity, strength, and balance are among the qualities that make up the body of the man of God's creating, who was declared by his Maker to be wholly good. Because man is spiritual and the image and likeness of God, divine Mind, every aspect of his life is maintained by Spirit.

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