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From the May 1962 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One day as I was walking along the main street of a large city I came to a small store or office. Inside sat a woman dressed in white; but what arrested my attention was a large sign over the doorway that read, "Have your blood pressure tested." This set me to thinking about the various phases of pressure under which mankind seem to live: atmospheric pressure, blood pressure, the pressure of business, social, and political affairs.

On reaching home I turned to the writings of Mrs. Eddy to learn what she says on the subject. A search of her published works with the aid of the Concordances revealed that she uses the word "pressure" but once. On page 451 of Science and Health, she states, "Christian Scientists must live under the constant pressure of the apostolic command to come out from the material world and be separate."

The only pressure recognized by Christian Science is the pressure exerted by Truth upon the human mind to make it give up its materialistic beliefs. This is not exerted on the real man, God's image and likeness, for he has never been entangled in the erroneous beliefs of matter and mortality. He knows and acknowledges only one power, that of Spirit. He lives in the serene atmosphere of Love, where the only activity is the constant unfolding of good.

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