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Another take on division

From the April 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Is there a way that divisions in the world can be healed? Yes! 

In Genesis, chapter one, God creates light and divides it from the darkness. Then He creates a firmament to “divide the waters from the waters” (verse 6). Interpreting this spiritually, Mary Baker Eddy writes, “Spiritual understanding, by which human conception, material sense, is separated from Truth, is the firmament” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 505). 

It’s vital to recognize that this kind of division doesn’t imply two opposing sides or realities. Just as darkness is not a thing, but merely the absence of light, false material sense is merely the supposed absence of Truth. But Truth, God, is never absent. Truth is always present. In fact, it is all that is present, real, and substantial. So spiritual understanding divides the real from the unreal, revealing the allness of Spirit, God, good—and the nothingness of its apparent opposite.

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