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From the September 2010 issue of The Christian Science Journal

IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME, perhaps centuries of mental and spiritual advancement, but eventually we'll find that food isn't the ogre it's cracked up to be.

Of itself, food holds no power to condemn people to obesity, food obsessions, or food-related diseases. Those are some of the widely accepted effects of thinking, dreaming, fearing, and excessively talking about food. When patterns of human thinking change, however, through the influence of Christ—God's message of spiritual freedom to human consciousness—urges to excess will no longer possess us.

A willful change in thinking only sets up the pattern of weak-strong-weak fluctuation, causing consumption and weight to yo-yo up and down. But Christian Science reveals God as the never fluctuating Life-Principle, Love. The prophet Malachai discerned God saying, "For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed" (3:6). The Eternal doesn't fluctuate, can't balloon up beyond infinity or thin down to a more svelte Deity. Nor can men and women in their spiritual natures be consumed by want, subject to cravings, or made victims to fads and fears—fears often promoted to create demand for drugs and diets.

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