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Religion Column

October 27, 2012

The beauty of decay is often overlooked


One premise I’ve found very beneficial and healing is that God is spirit and expresses spiritual beings: us. We express divine spirit, love. Or rather, we are not constantly impressed by objects outside of us, or, we don’t have to try and impress others. 

The belief that God created impressionable and impressive human beings is decaying. A thought process, not tied to mortal DNA, gender or brain studies, moves smoothly from God to spiritual being, and brings with it an ability to express wisdom, health, strength, forgiveness, joy and other qualities naturally associated with a purposeful life worth living.   

If my thought premise is imperfection, the conclusion will encounter imperfection. But, if my thought process starts with an all-knowing spirit, it can conclude with a knowing that makes life experiences better, richer and even laughable.

I eat a lot of oatmeal and had to think about the label that reads “Oatmeal can help reduce cholesterol.” Really? Then I better not eat oatmeal because our bodies need cholesterol. How about: Oatmeal doesn’t increase cholesterol like bacon and fried corn fritters do.

 My jabbering can go on, but the point is to let some thoughts decay to have a more beneficial thought process. Oatmeal is not the source of my health. I tend to think divine spirit is the source. We read in 21st Century Science and Health, “Eternal Truth is changing the universe, and physical forces are trying to keep up.” Don’t be impressed by materialist views, but instead, experience spiritual thought expanding into expression.

Cheryl Petersen is author of “21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.” She writes on Christian Science from Delhi.




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