So, what is going to be the most important accomplishment of your day, next year, of your life?
Consider the implications of this statement:
“The great miracle, to human sense, is divine Love, and the grand necessity of existence is to gain the true idea of what constitutes the kingdom of heaven in man” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 560).
According to Eddy, the “grand necessity of existence” is to discover the kingdom of heaven in man.
How many other pursuits have you allowed to become “grand necessities” in your life that are not as important?
Earning money, climbing the corporate ladder, impressing a peer, finding a mate, working out, and more, may feel like “grand necessities,” to the person wrapped up in their pursuit. They may have their role to play, but in the Big Picture of Life, there is so much more.
What we gain on this earth is temporal. What we have with God, is eternal. The “grand necessity” of Life is far more than achieving a temporal goal that will someday become obsolete. The “grand necessity” of Life is to know God and to experience reality. Anything that falls short of this ideal, is not as grand as it could be.
There may be several necessities you need to see fulfilled today but be sure to make time to pursue the most important necessity of all—the Grand Necessity—of understanding spiritual life. That’s where you’ll find the biggest reward and end up happiest and healthiest.