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NO MERELY ABSTRACT GLORY

From the July 1960 issue of The Christian Science Journal


"Is there infinite progression with man after the destruction of mortal mind?" was a question addressed to Mrs. Eddy. In her answer to be found in "Miscellaneous Writings" occur these words (p. 82): "Infinite progression is concrete being, which finite mortals see and comprehend only as abstract glory."

To the human mind, abstract glory would seem to designate the visionary or ideal; whereas to the enlightened thinker it becomes progressively "the substance of things hoped for" (Hebr. 11). Jesus, referring to his true selfhood, the Christ, said (John 8:12), "I am the light of the world."

Does not Christ, the light of the world, come that what has appeared to be abstract glory may become the reality of one's experience? Spiritual light characterized the earthly pilgrimage of Jesus. At the beginning a star shed its tender light to guide the Wisemen to the humble place of his birth.

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