Don’t we (...) talk about challenges in terms of something sitting heavily in our stomach, or that we’re hitting rock bottom—that a problem is like a lead weight?
Christ Jesus encourages us to pray and see the whole view. He gives us this counsel: “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen.”
Right when we encounter problems that seem unsolvable—like an axe fallen into the riverbed, my study of Christian Science has taught me that spiritual being, all life, is a progressive development, in which good follows after more good.
What we can think of as the superpowers of the Christ, God’s active, healing presence, are at work in our experience. As we pray, mentally affirming this truth and consistently rejecting what doesn’t measure up to God’s present goodness, mountains do move. Mary Baker Eddy writes: “The human thought must free itself from self-imposed materiality and bondage.” So I’ve come to see that these weights are mental, and prayer can remove them.
(from a Daily Lift. August 7. 2020.)
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