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The chaos of mortality, or the cosmos of immortal Mind?

From the August 2021 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Today, it would appear that our world is in a state of chaos. Every item of news seems to bring reports of new confusion and a crisis of some sort, producing uncertainty and anxiety. Can we as individuals help to heal this and lift ourselves and our world out of this chaos?

A short sentence written by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, gives us encouraging food for thought and provides a basis for our prayers for the world. Speaking of the material sense of life opposed to divine intelligence, she writes, “The chaos of mortal mind is made the stepping-stone to the cosmos of immortal Mind” (Unity of Good, p. 56).

One dictionary defines chaos as “a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order.” And it defines cosmos as “the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system.”

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