In the office of a Christian Science practitioner, I was once asked this rhetorical question: “You do know that there is only one of each right idea, don’t you?” As I learned from this conversation, everything we think of as “material”—a body, a mortal, a tree—is only a mistaken sense of the one idea that is really there—the perfect manifestation of God. As Mary Baker Eddy states in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures , “Identity is the reflection of Spirit, the reflection in multifarious forms of the living Principle, Love” ( p.
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