“Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance. The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.” (Science and Health, page 468)
What are you made of? Can you stand the test of time and of life and of challenges? Of course you can! You are made of a divine substance. Every good and perfect quality composes your being and that of the universe. And all this wonderful substance of Life, Truth, and Love are in God Himself, sustained and maintained by Him.
We reflect Spirit, infinitude and immutable goodness. We are individually and collectively a compound idea. That doesn’t make us a collection of material parts or a grouping of mortal minds or even a galaxy of stars and planets. It means God is the substance of all that is, and His plentiful yet collaborating qualities make up creation including each one of us.
Acclaimed scientist Carl Sagan has been quoted as saying “we are made of star-stuff,” referring to the physical elements that make up the cosmos. Well, we are made of star- stuff in that we are made of the same celestial goodness that God caused to shine in our heavens. But our cosmos is spiritual. It is that which has existed and will exist forever in the Mind of God, in the creative intelligence of divine Love.
In fact, the word “cosmos” is derived from the Greek meaning “order, harmony.” So we truly exist in absolute oneness with all, built of God’s intention, and harmoniously expressing in unity with all creation that spiritual “star-stuff” that glows with beauty, intelligence, constancy, and immortality!
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