Preserving our Integrity

ANXIETY to win the approval of the world may tempt us, perhaps unconsciously, to color our statements to suit our auditors and to make concessions from the absolute line of Science. Our Leader vanquished this temptation in the early days of her work, and her declaration, "The author has not compromised conscience to suit the general drift of thought, but bluntly and honestly given the text of Truth" (Science and Health, Pref. x.), is an encouragement to her followers to be equally steadfast in this regard.

We must withstand the temptation to make our presentation of Christian Science so much in line with our friends' preconceived views of God, man, and the universe as not to antagonize them, and we shall be encouraged in this endeavor if we reflect that the views we hesitate to disturb have prevailed for ages, and that the solution of the problems to which they apply has engaged the thought of mankind for centuries, without any appreciable diminution of the horrors of sin, sickness, and death.

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