A guest blog by David K. Nartonis
Unique and eternal
The Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, wrote in her textbook, "Spiritual ideas, like numbers and notes, start from Principle, and admit no materialistic beliefs." (Science and Health, 298:20-22)
Walking through an airport this weekend, I was praying to see everyone I passed as God sees them when it occurred to me to think of everyone as one of "God's numbers." Like a number each one is unique and necessary. Like a number no one is superior or inferior to another. Like a number, each one I passed is not material. Like numbers, all are needed to manifest the principle from which they flow. Like numbers, all are necessary to each other. Like a number each one has no beginning and no end time. Like a number each one is perfect, never sick, never sinful, never lacking.
After walking along and praying this way for a while I could really see our divine Principle, God, caring for each of us and maintaining us just as numbers are cared for and maintained by their principle.
David K. Nartonis
Freelance writer and researcher from Albuquerque, New Mexico. His research focuses on 19c ideas that surrounded Mary Baker Eddy. Feel free to learn more on his website MBE19C.com
Who is writing?
In my work as Christian Science practitioner and writer I draw on listening to God and listening to people.