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Proving divine perfection, living a full life

From The Christian Science Journal - January 12, 2016

Originally written in French, this first appeared in the January 2016 Portuguese, Spanish, French, and German editions of The Herald of Christian Science.

A year is ending, another begins. We all make new resolutions, even commitments, for ourselves and our children. These are sometimes objectives to be achieved in order to lead a happier and more comfortable life. We move forward with these objectives that seem essential to our well-being, even when they may cause a lot of stress.

As children we see our student lives marked by going from one grade to the next, and by passing the final tests each year. Then we think of the future, aspiring toward an employment status that will allow us to settle into a social life, a family life, and then … and then … and then …. In short, we hurry with willfulness, ambition, and anxiety; we make a lot of efforts, but to go where? 

In the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the definition of time given by Mary Baker Eddy reads as follows: “Mortal measurements; limits, in which are summed up all human acts, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, knowledge; matter; error; that which begins before, and continues after, what is termed death, until the mortal disappears and spiritual perfection appears” (p. 595).

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