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The stability of reality

From the June 1982 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Change is often progressive and welcome. But most of us, at one time or another, have sighed over the continual flux of events.

The human heart inherently longs for stability—for established good—but such awareness eludes human reasoning. Lasting good can be discerned only by spiritual sense, which reveals the stability of reality, the invariableness of God's goodness. This faculty is by definition anchored in stability: "Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to understand God,"Science and Health, p. 209. writes Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health.

Reality is constant, and man's ability to perceive it is constant. Neither reality nor the ability to perceive it includes any fluctuating, friction-producing elements. As we exercise spiritual sense, it acts as a buffer against the jolts of human experience by harmonizing our lives and demonstrating the abundant goodness of reality.

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