A patient struggling to understand Truth better asked me, “Why struggle to understand Truth? It seems easier to not pray and accept one’s status quo.”
“That is an illusion!” I replied. “It’s never easier to accept limitations in matter than to experience the boundless happiness and health that come from understanding spiritual life!”
It’s a common temptation many people face; a belief that it’s easier to coast along in the belief of life in matter, rather than challenge it and seek spiritual life with God. But it’s a misleading suggestion.
Life in matter is a dead end. Always! It may feel fine for a while to the self-deceived human mind, but it’s not reality. It is destined to fall apart and disappoint the one who trusted in it.
Life is Spirit! It’s an experience we have with God. The struggle to find it is worth the effort. The reward is eternal Life, health and happiness.
Mary Baker Eddy writes, “The struggle for Truth makes one strong instead of weak, resting instead of wearying one”
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 426).
Embrace the struggle! Have no fear of it. Relish its opportunity and receive its blessing.
As soon as the appropriate spiritual lesson is learned, the struggle will cease, and the gates of heaven will open before you. You’ll discover more of what it means to live in Spirit. You’ll find heavenly peace.