24and this nature may linger in memory: but matter does not express the nature of Spirit, and matter's graven grins are neither eliminated nor retained by Spirit. What
27can illustrate Dr. — 's views better than Pat's echo, when he said "How do you do?" and echo answered, "Pretty well, I thank you!"
30Dr. — says: "The recognition of teleology in nature is necessarily the recognition of purely spiritual person- ality in God."
1According to lexicography, teleology is the science of the final cause of things; and divine Science (and all
3Science is divine) neither reveals God in matter, cause in effect, nor teaches that nature and her laws are the material universe, or that the personality of infinite Spirit
6is finite or material. Jesus said, "Ye do err, not know- ing the Scriptures, nor the power of God." Now, what saith the Scripture? "God is a Spirit: and they that
9worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."
12It is admitted that mortals think wickedly and act wickedly: it is beginning to be seen by thinkers, that mortals think also after a sickly fashion. In common
15parlance, one person feels sick, another feels wicked. A third person knows that if he would remove this feeling in either case, in the one he must change his patient's
18consciousness of dis-ease and suffering to a consciousness of ease and loss of suffering; while in the other he must change the patient's sense of sinning at ease to a sense of
21discomfort in sin and peace in goodness.
This is Christian Science: that mortal mind makes sick, and immortal Mind makes well; that mortal mind
24makes sinners, while immortal Mind makes saints; that a state of health is but a state of consciousness made mani- fest on the body, and vice versa; that while one person
27feels wickedly and acts wickedly, another knows that if he can change this evil sense and consciousness to a good sense, or conscious goodness, the fruits of goodness will
30follow, and he has reformed the sinner.
1Now, demonstrate this rule, which obtains in every line of mental healing, and you will find that a good rule
3works one way, and a false rule the opposite way.