Victims of circumstances. How many people believe they're suffering conditions they can do nothing about: consistently difficult workmates, a discontenting marriage, a weakening disease? Our response to these is more significant than the conditions themselves: we can react mortally and suffer on, or respond metaphysically and get out.
At heart, such worrying situations are human misconceptions. And they can be adjusted by correct spiritual conceptions. The sense of being a victim can be replaced by the conviction of dominating the problem through a radical change of thought from the material seeming to spiritual reality. "We must realize the ability of mental might to offset human misconceptions and to replace them with the life which is spiritual, not material,"Science and Health, p 428; Mary Baker Eddy says in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
The "mental might" displacing human misconceptions can be enjoyed by anyone victimized by an unright, poor sense of being. Every such person, with no exceptions whatsoever, is a potential demonstrator of the truth that life is spiritual, not physical. The mental might that can pull us right out of whatever quicksand we're in is the might that derives from the only real Mind there is: God. Daniel sensed this: "Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his."Dan. 2:20;
Want to read this article from the Journal?
Subscribe to JSH-Online to access The Christian Science Journal, along with the Christian Science Sentinel and The Herald of Christian Science. Get unlimited access to current issues, the searchable archive, podcasts, audio for issues, biographies about Mary Baker Eddy, and more. Already a subscriber? Log in