Series 1 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 3
What reason have we for believing in health as our birthright?
3. A birthright is a native right or privilege that comes to a person by virtue of his relation to his parents. Our human parents are not the source or givers of mind and life. They supply us with the body or instrument in and through which life and mind may function. The life and mind of that instrument — in our case as in the case of our human parents — are derived from the life principle — God.
God is the Absolute, complete in Himself, the essence of all being. Man is His relative, His son, created complete in the image and after the likeness of his Father. As God's relative, manifest man is in a state of developing or unfolding his native rights through claiming his relationship to the Absolute and making use of the native elements that are in his being as ideas. From our Father, or from perfect life, we originate, and because there is nothing in God, Divine Mind, other than perfection, our heritage is life, health, wholeness, here, now, and forever.
Preceding Entry: Explain what is meant by the statement that there is no reality in disease.
Following Entry: Since we are the offspring of God, why have we appeared to be unlike Him?