“Never record ages. Chronological data are no part of the vast forever. Time-tables of birth and death are so many conspiracies against manhood and womanhood.” (Science and Health, page 246)
Aren’t you more than a number? Can God’s magnificent idea be confined to an age, a classification based on the passage of time, on that which has no place in eternal Life? We were not conceived on a material date and required to pass through certain material phases, relegating us to the experiences and expectations associated with each age of human life.
Truth sheds light on the conspiracy against us. Divine Love reveals mortal mind’s insidious deceptions which would beckon us into a tapering sense of experience instead of the expanding one which is our true life-walk. How eager we often are to join the club of those who have reached a certain age, to grouse over the expected pains and losses, and to mourn the good old days as if they are all behind us. Do we really want to get on the band-wagon that gives a voice to a depressing lie?
Surely it must be mortal mind–whose most-used trick is “time”–that lures us into this conspiracy, these clubs called youth, middle age, senility, etc. Don’t sign that application! Be at one with the vast forever and wake up to the fact of life as one in which we are new born every day–new to God’s grace, new children subject to God’s laws of Life not material laws of birth and death. You were not made to fit into a box with a number on it. You were made to fly in the unconfined forever, free of any classifications at all except your unchanging status as the image and likeness of God!
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