Is Your Armor Impervious?

Our beloved Leader has said in one of her beautiful letters that "Good thoughts are an impervious armor." As we try to demonstrate for ourselves the truth of this statement, we gain a great deal of experience and also learn that we must put on the full suit of armor, as any missing part leaves us vulnerable at the point left undefended.

If we only occasionally think a few good thoughts and frequently allow some questionable ones to enter our consciousness, our armor will be scant and insufficient to offer protection. To be clad in the full armor we must deny constantly every thought of error, no matter in what form it presents itself. The nearer we come to doing this, the more complete is the protection we receive, and as we strive earnestly for the whole armor, we are rewarded by being able to realize that we are really working out our own salvation, in the true sense.

It is easy to understand that if we constantly deny all that is unlike God and declare for the Truth at all times, we become good sentinels, always on guard at the door of consciousness to refuse admittance to any suggestion or desire that cannot clearly and promptly give the true countersign.

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