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From the May 2007 issue of The Christian Science Journal

WHAT GREAT FUN TO REMEMBER ADVENTURES AND ACTIVITIES from childhood. Like riding a bike, careening wildly down a hill on a toboggan, or just running with a dog or chasing butterflies. As we advance in years, we can still experience the same energy, activity, and zest for life we knew as children. Why? Because we're all the children of God, spiritual beings, unlimited by time or physicality. Whether two, 20, or 80 (according to the calendar of time), we're all coeternal with God, reflecting the always active nature of our Creator, divine Spirit, which knows no beginning, no burnout, no end.

If we encounter problems associated with aging such as weakness or frailty, we can successfully challenge these conditions. We can resist the mortal, material concepts that can keep us in bondage to pain, frailty—whatever defines us as being sick or getting old and worn out. Because God creates each of us as His beloved, fresh, and perfect children, we can experience our ageless, active, immortal being right now and always.

Mary Baker Eddy, who lived an incredibly active, productive life into her 90th year, wrote: "Men and women of riper years and larger lessons ought to ripen into health and immortality, instead of lapsing into darkness or gloom. Immortal Mind feeds the body with supernal freshness and fairness, supplying it with beautiful images of thought and destroying the woes of sense which each day brings to a nearer tomb" (Science and Health, p. 248).

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