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Below is an excerpt from the book “The People’s Idea of God Its Effect On Health And Christianity” MARY BAKER EDDY

The improved theory and practice of religion and of medicine are mainly due to the people’s improved views of the Supreme Being.

The Hebrew term that gives another letter to the word_God_ and makes it _good_, unites Science and Christianity, whereby we learn that God, good, is universal, and the divine Principle,–Life, Truth, Love; and this Principle is learned through goodness, and of Mind instead of matter, of Soul instead of the senses, and by revelation supporting reason.

Believing that man is the victim of his Maker, we naturally fear God more than we love Him; whereas “perfect Love casteth out fear;” but when we learn God aright, we love Him, because He is found altogether lovely.

Periods and peoples are characterized by their highest or their lowest ideals, by their God and their devil. We are all sculptors, working out our own ideals, and leaving the impress of mind on the body as well as on history and marble, chiselling to higher excellence, or leaving to rot and ruin the mind’s ideals. Recognizing this as we ought, we shall turn often from marble to model, from matter to Mind, to beautify and exalt our lives.

“Chisel in hand stood a sculptor-boy,

With his marble block before him;

And his face lit up with a smile of joy

As an angel dream passed o’er him.

He carved the dream on that shapeless stone

With many a sharp incision.

With heaven’s own light the sculptor shone,–

He had caught the angel-vision.

“Sculptors of life are we as we stand

With our lives uncarved before us,

Waiting the hour when at God’s command

Our life dream passes o’er us.

If we carve it then on the yielding stone

With many a sharp incision,

Its heavenly beauty shall be our own,–

Our lives that angel-vision.”

 

 

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