What is Christian Science ? + Don’t be indifferent to indifference

 

“The heart that beats mostly for self is seldom alight with love. To live so as to keep human consciousness in constant relation with the divine, the spiritual, and the eternal, is to individualize infinite power; and this is Christian Science.”5

Mary Baker Eddy
5 The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 160  

What is Christian Science?

Christian Science is not something new, but it gives the scientific explanation of the Bible, particularly of the teachings of Jesus. It reveals God as the omnipotent, only cause and creator, who, maintaining all reality, is ever near and sustains and protects His entire creation. When one lets the divine Spirit govern him, he is lifted out of the beliefs of sin, sickness, and suffering, which originate in the belief in a power besides God. Christian Science does not teach that healing is accomplished through the power of the so-called human mind over the body, but it teaches that God, Truth, can destroy all wrong thoughts and conditions. The power of God knows no exceptions, and men can experience the blessings of eternal Truth here and now.

From the August 18, 1923 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

 

Don’t be indifferent to indifference

From the March 1, 1999 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Indifference is a dull, unresponsive state of mind that is opposed to learning, to taking action, to accomplishment, to progress, to lending a helping hand—in a word, it’s opposed to good. If we go along with indifference, it becomes a sort of self-sabotage, and we keep turning away from opportunities to develop and advance and accomplish good things.

But we have the ability to change this way of thinking, and if we want to live fuller and happier lives, we should. The authority to make this change comes from the knowledge that man is the likeness of God, the active and responsive expression of divine Life and Love. “God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis,” writes the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 258).

The acknowledgment that good is what God, Love, has in store for us, and the determination to respond to His direction, wake us up spiritually. It’s like the morning light waking us from a dream that we are sinking in quicksand. Once awake, we know that the sense of sluggishness or futility associated with being in the sand is unreal.

Say goodbye to indifference. Doing so, we’ll discover there are all kinds of opportunities for enjoying life and accomplishing good. There’s no limit to what divine Life has to offer. The important thing is to accept this divine generosity.

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