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If we are spiritual, and not material, why do we appreciate things like good food?

From the May 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Q: For fifty years I’ve been trying to figure this out: If we are spiritual, and not material, why do we experience and appreciate things like good food and beautiful weather? Aren’t these material things as unreal as the error of fear and sickness? A:  Well, my friend, I can’t say that after fifty years I suddenly have the right words for you! But here are some thoughts that you might add to what, no doubt, will eventually become a full and satisfying answer. You may not realize your question touches on issues that have to do with the very fabric of life—of all we believe to be true about matter, substance, creation, even reality itself.