If you want to stay healthy and strong, be sure to identify with the one body of Spirit!
As Paul wrote, “There is one body, and one Spirit…” (Eph. 4:4). The body of Spirit is perfect. It is strong, enduring, healthy, reliable, coordinated and able. When this ideal for body is our model for body, it gives us dominion over the physical body to keep it well.
As Christian Science explains, the physical body is not our real body. It is a temporal concept of mortal mind about us, but it is not us. We are spiritual beings in the Mind of God that live forever.
As reflections of God, we possess immortal strength and health. We have perfect form, outline and color, determined by Spirit, never by matter.
We are not individualized mortals that whither and decay, but spiritual immortals reflecting the infinite individuality of God.
Rejoice in your immortal selfhood. Identify with Spirit, not with the flesh, to learn the truth about yourself.
You are beautiful, healthy and strong in Spirit now! The one body of Spirit sustains you forever in the divine image and likeness.
As Paul wrote about God, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28). You live, move and have all being in Spirit. The one body of Spirit is your body. It’s the one and only body, expressed in an infinite number of ways, as you and me, but nonetheless the one and only. It is in perfect health all the time, and that reality keeps you, the child of God, in health too.