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To recognize God at work in our lives

From the June 1998 issue of The Christian Science Journal


In Science and Health, Mary Baker Eddy asks, "What is God?" And she answers, "God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love." She goes on to say that these are synonymous terms, and adds: "They refer to one absolute God. They are also intended to express the nature, essence, and wholeness of Deity. The attributes of God are justice, mercy, wisdom, goodness, and so on." Science and Health, p. 465

To study these synonyms, imbibing their meaning and practicing their spiritual attributes, is to learn their value in our lives. We begin to recognize that they reveal our true nature and the true nature of our fellowman as God's likeness. This is what Christ Jesus saw in man; this is what we can love in one another and so fulfill his command that we love one another. See John 13:34

I recall how I overcame fear as I thought about one of these synonyms for God, and its attributes. I was a secretary given a priority job and only a few minutes to accomplish it. A plane was waiting on the runway to take the document to Washington, D.C.

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