(1) What do you feel the word creation implies?
Humanly speaking creation implies a beginning. Yet from an absolute standpoint there can’t be a beginning, there is only an “is”, and an entirely spiritual “is” at that. Beginning and end, time and space, mortality and self—none of these have a place in God’s creation. And God’s creation is all that is real.
(2) In your own words describe your impressions of the chapter “Creation” in Science and Health.
It takes you on a journey contrasting several aspects of the true creation with mortal mind’s false notions. It isn’t all light, life, truth, love and la la land. It talks about the need to negate the negatives: pain, egotism, birth, death, etc.
(3) How can the increased understanding of true creation make a difference in your life? Better yet, share with us how the truth of creation has been, or is being, demonstrated in your life.
For me, the admonition that we MUST gravitate Godward is so helpful: it lovingly takes you from where you are and shows you the direction you must go. And I’ve always loved (disliked) the paragraph that starts with "Mortals are egotists." (p. 263) But now I feel I can’t read that enough times. Finally, after never really understanding Mrs. Eddy’s point in the “would existence without personal friends...” paragraph (p. 266), I’m starting to see that this too is something I need to face. In short, I find the chapter to be a great guidebook to spiritualizing one’s life.