The ‘perfect’ that heals


Our lives can seem far from perfect sometimes. But a spiritual understanding of ourselves and others opens the door to healing and peace – as a woman found when she began studying Christian Science.

When I first walked into a Church of Christ, Scientist, I sensed an atmosphere of joyful dignity and togetherness. Since then, I’ve come to realize that this comes from something deeper than a group of happy people coming together, as lovely as that can be. It comes from a quiet acknowledgment of the “man” of God’s creating, a foundational concept in Christian Science.

Here I use the word “man” as the Bible sometimes uses it, which includes all of us. The Bible verse that best describes what I felt is this: “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace” (Psalms 37:37). Something I learned that’s key to “marking,” or recognizing and honoring, the “perfect man” is seeing things through a spiritual lens.



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