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In his book “A Secular Age,” renowned Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor speaks to the tremendous shift in thought that’s taken place over the past several centuries when it comes to belief in God. “[With] the coming of modern secularity…,” he  writes, “for P1000061the first time in history a purely self-sufficient humanism came to be a widely available option.” And yet, Christ Jesus linked flourishing directly to a spiritual source: “I am come that they might have life,and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Contributor Lyle Young cites Mary Baker Eddy, the Monitor’s founder, as one who experienced this flourishing; what she learned from Jesus’ teachings healed her of chronic illness and poverty. A deeper understanding of our true nature as the reflection of infinite, divine Love nurtures a deeper, more abundant flourishing for humanity.

This articles appeared in the feature: A Christian Science Perspective in The Christian Science Monitor contributed by Lyle Young

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