I was recently reading through some notes from the Mary Baker Eddy Library that I had accumulated a few years ago. I was a bit startled, yet delighted, when I read a quote from Mrs. Eddy to the effect of, “I am so surprised when I hear that one of my students believe matter is real.”
Wow! No exceptions. She expected her students to be so clear on the reality of Spirit and the unreality of matter that it was a surprise to her whenever she heard differently.
I can only imagine what she thought when hearing her students bowed down to matter-beliefs; “Didn’t they pay attention in class!”
So, I give myself a check once in a while and ask, “Do I believe in matter today? If so, quit it! Didn’t I pay attention when reading the Bible and Science and Health last time around?”
Hmmm…lots of metaphysical room to grow here…LOL
“Question. — What is the scientific statement of being?
Answer. — There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.” Mary Baker Eddy