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Immovable Love

A Christian Science perspective on daily life.

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In a world where instability seems all too common, the Bible offers a powerful alternate view, one that's been tested through the years. The Psalmist – no stranger to change, tumult, and danger – pointed toward the solidity of spiritual ground when he sang: "Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I" (Ps. 61:1, 2).

Later, Jesus defined that rock as the Christ, which Christian Science explains as the spiritual message of God's love for humanity. This love assures stability and safety during tough times. On this rock of understanding, we find peace and a place to recover from disaster – financial or "natural." It's also a launching pad for spiritual progress that leads to a greater realization that the divine Mind, God, has a loving purpose for everyone.

In her autobiography, "Retrospection and Introspection," Mary Baker Eddy wrote that this "Mind demonstrates omni-presence and omnipotence, but Mind revolves on a spiritual axis, and its power is displayed and its presence felt in eternal stillness and immovable Love" (pp. 88-89).

The world is awash in a false sense of what is omnipresent. News, weather, financial data, are available instantly across the globe and down the street – and while this has great value, we can't let it undermine our confidence in the rock, in our conviction that divine Mind is leading the world toward stability and peace.

To believe the voices of fear, confusion, discomfort, is to listen to false guides. Their messages trick us into concluding that instability and doubts about God's control of His universe are viable options. They're not. We can prove this by recognizing that life and being have never been in matter. There is only one axis on which our lives revolve, and that's the spiritual axis.

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