Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
The formation of mortals must greatly improve to 30advance mankind. The scientific morale of marriage is spiritual unity. If the propagation of a higher human species is requisite to reach this goal, then its material con‐6262:1ditions can only be permitted for the purpose of gener‐ating. The fœtus must be kept mentally pure and the 3period of gestation have the sanctity of virginity.
The entire education of children should be such as to form habits of obedience to the moral and spiritual law, 6with which the child can meet and master the belief in so-called physical laws, a belief which breeds disease.
If parents create in their babes a desire for incessant 9amusement, to be always fed, rocked, tossed, or talked Inheritance heededto, those parents should not, in after years, complain of their children’s fretfulness or fri‐12volity, which the parents themselves have occasioned. Taking less “thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink”; less thought “for your body what 15ye shall put on,” will do much more for the health of the rising generation than you dream. Children should be allowed to remain children in knowledge, and should 18become men and women only through growth in the understanding of man’s higher nature.
We must not attribute more and more intelligence 21to matter, but less and less, if we would be wise and The Mind creativehealthy. The divine Mind, which forms the bud and blossom, will care for the human 24body, even as it clothes the lily; but let no mortal inter‐fere with God’s government by thrusting in the laws of erring, human concepts.
27 The higher nature of man is not governed by the lower; if it were, the order of wisdom would be reversed. Superior law of SoulOur false views of life hide eternal harmony, 30and produce the ills of which we complain. Because mortals believe in material laws and reject the Science of Mind, this does not make materiality first and 63 63:1the superior law of Soul last. You would never think that flannel was better for warding off pulmonary disease 3than the controlling Mind, if you understood the Science of being.