THE MYSTERY OF LIFE
The origin and the process of life have seemed to many the greatest of mysteries. "What is life, and how can it persist in such a variety and under so many different conditions?" are common questions. There have been so many problems in the thought of the race concerning causes and effects that all thinkers have been searching for solutions. Much of this research has not afforded us very much light on the solution of our problems, because students have thought they were dealing with two powers--matter and Spirit. The concept of an unknown power which is directing the process of life has given rise to the assertion, "We can take you so far, and no farther." This assertion is the last word of many scientists, philosophers, and religionists. God has been thought of through the centuries by students in various phases of human knowledge as the Great Unknown--hence, the mystery of life!
How are we thinking about the great word Life? Are we taking it in its highest meaning? The  word may be written in two different ways. Divine Science usually writes it with a capital letter; popular usage spells the word with a small letter and thinks of life as meaning everyday existence, the passing show, outer relations and activities. Out of this conception many questions arise, such as, "Why did this happen to him? What is the reason for this tragedy? Why are the lives of so