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Your Questions & Answers

Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers with responses from Journal readers. You’ll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions. Readers are also encouraged to go to Chapter III of Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, by Mary Baker Eddy — “Questions and Answers.”

Do the "beautiful" things in our human experience draw us closer to God?

From the December 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Q: I have often wondered at Mary Baker Eddy’s statement “… matter is temporal and is therefore a mortal phenomenon, a human concept, sometimes beautiful, always erroneous” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 277 ).