Following the Trail

In making a short cut over the mountains, I followed a faint trail, and it was all clear so long as my thoughts were intent upon it. Every sign, no matter how indistinct, had to be taken advantage of in order not to wander off to either side. After a little while I found I was not going right; mortal mind, during an absent moment, took me several hundred feet from the trail. Now it was very doubtful whether I could find the trail again by a direct return either up or down the side of the mountain. The only sure way was to return and do my work over again.

This little experience showed me clearly how perfect our work must be in Christian Science in order to reap the benefits that are promised. All false thoughts must be corrected before we can hope to advance in our understanding. We must return from our wrong ways and follow that marked out by Truth. "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left."

"Son, all that I have is Thine."
February 6, 1904

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