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A liberating harmony for us all

From the July 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

While remaining alert to the inequities between men and women that still need addressing, and committed to overcoming them, it’s worth noting a male/female unity that’s forever friction-free. Christian Science reveals the seamless blending of the masculine and feminine in God’s nature and describes God as Father-Mother. 

This stems right from the Bible. Using the term man generically to describe God’s spiritual image, the Scriptures define this man as “male and female” (see Genesis 1:27). So to fully image forth God is to reflect all the qualities sourced in God, good, whether generally associated with men or women.

In everyone’s spiritual nature, then, the feminine and masculine are perfectly balanced and equally essential. Accepting this enables us to start relinquishing an opposite view of ourselves as half of a whole, and reap blessings from doing so. As Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures says, “The masculine mind reaches a higher tone through certain elements of the feminine, while the feminine mind gains courage and strength through masculine qualities” (p. 57). The passage continues, “These different elements conjoin naturally with each other, and their true harmony is in spiritual oneness.” 

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