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"ABSENT FROM THE BODY"

From the March 1961 issue of The Christian Science Journal


One's body calls for such constant attention that it may seem difficult or even impossible at times to obey Paul's counsel in II Corinthians, where he approves a willingness "to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" ( 5: 8 ). Two verses earlier are his words, "Whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord.