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God's man is not distracted

From the April 2013 issue of The Christian Science Journal


I was sitting in church, turning my thoughts toward God before the service, when I began doing mental math problems with the hymn numbers posted at the front of the church. What is it that pulls our focus off the spiritual and onto lesser subjects? What is it that distracts us from feeling our natural love for God and the goodness of His creation? The answer is a pivotal term used in the practice of Christian Science: animal magnetism.