An excerpt from the modern abridged version of the chapter Footsteps of Truth:
Where did the diseases, chaos, and crime come from? Diseases, chaos, and crime come from errors of belief held in the human mind while embracing its own limited awareness. The human mind ignorantly or intentionally can be found clutching and holding onto a power other than Love. Human mind adores and promotes that which is temporal. The human mind desires human power and pride.
Christ comes to the human mind and reverses its negative tendencies or training. Through Christ, Truth, you discover your ability to embrace your body in mindfulness and then outline it with thoughts of health. You realize you can banish thoughts of disease and sin and other beliefs by means of Truth. We are immortal. We have an indestructible life.
Question: Is not all [mental]argument mind over mind?
Answer by Mary Baker Eddy: The Scriptures refer to God as saying, “Come now, and let us reason together.” There is but one right Mind, and that one should and does govern [us]. Any co-partnership with that Mind is impossible; and the only benefit in speaking often one to another, arises from the success that one individual has with another in leading their thoughts away from the human mind or body, and guiding the with Truth. That individual is the best healer who asserts him or herself the lest, and thus becomes a transparency for the divine Mind, who is the only physician; the divine Mind is the scientific healer.
The book Twelve Ordinary Men, by John MacArthur is keeping my attention. MacArthur details the lives of Christ Jesus’ apostles beginning with the fact that these disciples were ordinary. Fishermen, a doctor, a tax collector. Jesus chose 12 people to send out and spread the good news about a God of Love and healing. Jesus didn’t choose a religious authority or rock star or business mogul, but ordinary people.
An ordinary 2013 is not so bad when we hear Christ calling.
From 21st Century Science and Health, “Jesus said, ‘You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.’ Let us pay attention and participate in spirituality. Let us pray that this salt doesn’t lose its saltiness, and that this light is not hidden, but radiates and glows into the glory of the sun at noon.
The infinite Truth of the Christ-cure has come to this age through a ‘gentle whisper.’”