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The one question

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    This sentence stood out to me while contemplating the Bible lesson today: “Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to human progress.” (S&H citation 5)

    Wow. The ONE question! No wonder I felt like I was in a hamster cage for so long, going round and round, feeling like I was never making any progress. I wasn’t considering the one question, spiritual causation, but trying to apply Christian Science to problems that I couldn’t see my way out of since I was not truly considering how I was perceiving things–and basically, not being honest with myself. It took a few years of teaching and “tough love” here at Plainfield for me to begin to see my way out of the hole I had made for myself by not obeying God… which meant really listening to Him and getting myself out of the way.

    I can understand things now as I never could before. What a wonderful spiritual adventure Christian Science provides.


    Thank you! The citation you picked ends with – The age seems ready to approach this subject, to ponder somewhat the supremacy of Spirit, and at least to touch the hem of Truth’s garment.

    I too love this citation and we know just to touch the hem of Truth’s garment brings spiritual growth and healing.

    Michael Pupko

    The ‘hem of Truth’s garments’ derives from the priests having worn white robes with a ‘hem’ of purple which they touched or grasped while in prayer. Seeing the power of Christ Jesus to heal, many wanted to touch the hem of his garment knowing they would be healed (though not formal priest’s clothing or purple) and did so with great results:)

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