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“Man is not a pendulum"

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Announcements Forums Life — July 19th, 2020 “Man is not a pendulum"

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    “Man is not a pendulum, swinging between evil and good, joy and sorrow, sickness and health, life and death.” (S&H 246:1)

    A pendulum is a vibrating body suspended from a fixed point, and dependent upon gravity. (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary) Therefore, man is not something suspended in matter (a false fixed point), and dependent upon any so-called laws of materiality (gravity, medical science, heredity, etc.). Through Christian Science, and the help of a practitioner, I am learning valuable lessons in consistency. As God’s idea, I am not subject to “ups” and “downs” in disposition or temperament, nor “blowing hot then cold” in emotionalism or in my application of Truth. I’m learning that I am the consistent image of God, “with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (Jas. 1:17) The Shunammite was a perfect example of this unfaltering, consistent trust in God, “cleaving” to God in the face of an extreme material situation — the death of her loved child. What a beautiful, heartfelt lesson in absolute, unwavering trust in God as the supreme good, the only Life — the only thing that is ever going on!

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