On occasion, I’ve heard people say, “Christian Science is hard to understand.” In the past, this statement would befuddle me because I find Christian Science easy to understand. But, nonetheless, I could not deny my neighbor’s experience, for they were conveying their honest impression.
In trying to figure out how two people could have a direct opposite experience in their attempt to understand Christian Science, I finally realized that the difference is explained by how one approaches their study of it.
If one tries to reason Christian Science through material sense, they will have a difficult time grasping its teachings for Christian Science is all about the realities of Spirit. The realities of Spirit are understood through spiritual sense, not through material sense.
When one reads the teachings of Christian Science with spiritual sense, its ideas make perfect sense. They are logical, intelligent, clear, and healing, all part of one grand whole in God.
However, if one tries to understand Christian Science through the lens of material sense, its teachings are likely to feel obscure, for Christian Science teaches the opposite of what material sense would argue as reality.
Material sense argues that matter and evil are real and powerful. Christian Science teaches that God and good are all powerful, and able to dissolve the claims of matter and evil. They are two opposite points of view. One would deny the other.
So, if you’re ever tempted to think, “Christian Science is hard to understand,” but would like to understand it, examine how you are approaching its study. Are you relying upon material sense or spiritual sense to reach your conclusions?
Material sense tries to figure out reality through material observation and conclusions. It will never unlock the treasures of Truth found in Christian Science.
Spiritual sense starts with God’s spiritual creation, reasons out from Spirit, and discovers spiritual man made in the image of God. This point of view opens the floodgates of heaven and leads to spiritual healing on earth.
Reason with spiritual sense, and Christian Science will make perfect sense.