One Wednesday evening after church, my husband and I decided to drive over to a nearby nature preserve for a walk with our dog. On the way, we were talking about how Christian Science is a moral Science and how our practice of it is correlated with how near and dear good is to our thought.
The chapter titled “Christian Science Practice” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy begins with several pages describing the devotion to good of a certain woman in the Bible, as expressed in her response to Christ Jesus. The implication, my husband noted, is that to practice the Science of the Christ we need to begin with that same love of good and willingness to sacrifice a personal or material sense of our interactions with others.
We had been doing deeper spiritual study together during our state’s pandemic shutdown. This had made us both more conscious of the need to exclude the carnal mind’s negativity from our thinking and embrace what the Bible refers to as “the fruit of the Spirit”—“love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance” (Galatians 5:22, 23).
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