Squaring Accounts

At the end of the month, the accountant for each business house takes off the ledger a "trial balance." In doing this the end to be accomplished is that the debit and credit sides of the accounts shall equal. If the figures vary one cent, this may be proof that there could be a much greater error than this small amount shows, and this mistake must be found before the next month's business is taken up.

Should not we Christian Scientists balance our accounts with Principle every day, and know that our actions are in accord with honesty, truthfulness, sincerity, kindness, temperance, and all the fruits of the Spirit? On the pages of our lives should be written these characters, and they can be balanced and squared by pure thoughts, active work, right motives, and good deeds.

A Simple Story
November 27, 1902

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