Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
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.
In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beauti‐6ful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry. His origin is Spiritual originnot, like that of mortals, in brute instinct, nor does he pass through material conditions prior 9to reaching intelligence. Spirit is his primitive and ulti‐mate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being.
12 Civil law establishes very unfair differences between the rights of the two sexes. Christian Science furnishes no The rights of womanprecedent for such injustice, and civilization 15mitigates it in some measure. Still, it is a marvel why usage should accord woman less rights than does either Christian Science or civilization.
18 Our laws are not impartial, to say the least, in their discrimination as to the person, property, and parental Unfair discriminationclaims of the two sexes. If the elective fran‐21chise for women will remedy the evil with‐out encouraging difficulties of greater magnitude, let us hope it will be granted. A feasible as well as rational 24means of improvement at present is the elevation of society in general and the achievement of a nobler race for legislation, — a race having higher aims and 27motives.