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The perfect version

From the October 1981 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The Japanese film classic Rashomon tells of an incident seen through the eyes of a small group of characters. Each one reports his own version. A disastrous event appears in an entirely different light to each participant.

For right conclusions, we need to consider the standpoint of our observation. We also need to be wary as to what construction we put on reports passed along to us. As the adage states, there are always two sides to every human question. Then, how can we be sure we have the most reliable basis for our decisions?

In Christian Science we learn that the one divine Mind expressing itself in its reflection is the only activity really taking place. The universe is spiritually perfect — the infinity of one unerringly cohesive harmony. Mrs. Eddy's explains: "War is waged between the evidences of Spirit and the evidences of the five physical senses; and this contest must go on until peace be declared by the final triumph of Spirit in immutable harmony. Divine Science disclaims sin, sickness, and death, on the basis of the omnipotence and omnipresence of God, or divine good."Retrospection and Introspection, p. 56.

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