Only one more day before the start of school! The children were so looking forward to it, especially our youngest, who was starting kindergarten and excited to get to join her older brother and sister in being at school all day long. We had saved this day as a fun “getting all the last-minute things for school” day, and all of us were anticipating a great time together.
But after my husband left for work, our kindergartner came into our room in tears telling me that her eye was hurting. The eye was swollen and red, but our family knew from experience that Christian Science is an effective approach to healing. So I held and comforted my daughter for a while, assuring her that God, her Father-Mother, would not allow something to take away her joy and freedom or to keep her from growing and learning.
She calmed down, and we were able to say “the scientific statement of being” together from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 468). It starts with the radical statement, “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter.” This assured us that what the material picture presented to us was not true. Because God, divine Spirit, is All and the spiritual Parent of each of us, we are not made up of matter. Matter has no substance to it, no life to call its own, and no intelligence to tell us what we are.