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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.’[1] 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.’”[2]


[1] Matt. 5:13–14

[2] I Kings 19:12

From 21st Century Science and Health, “When the fear of weather is exterminated it can be proven that people can be healthy in all climates.”

33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”

36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.[e] She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

The Return to Nazareth

39 And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him. (The Bible, ESV)

Divine ideas can’t be taken for granted, but will constantly cause us to marvel at Life, Truth, and Love. The power of Spirit increases the divine idea and redeems us from mortality.