It is a significant sign of the times that there is at present a very urgent public demand for pure food, and that diligent investigation is being made, with a view to preventing the evils of food adulteration and that a higher standard of purity may be established. It is surely as necessary that we extend our investigations still farther, and learn how we may ensure the purity of that which constitutes our mental nutriment as well. In this connection it is well to observe how much more importance our Master attached to the spiritual food than to the material. He said, "Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man." We should therefore exercise great care and discrimination in that with which we fill our thoughts, for we read that "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."

Christian Science calls a sudden halt to indiscriminate thinking. It shows that every thought must be spiritualized, and so brought into submission to Christ, Truth. Jesus taught that those who hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled. The food that nourishes the hungry ones of earth is the truth of being—the great fact that man is the perfect child of God. This thought is the essence of simplicity; so simple, in fact, is it, that those who have been accustomed to the complex reasoning which has matter as its basis, find that it requires patient endeavor to gain this necessary simplicity of thought. Christian Science makes possible the gaining of the true idea of childlikeness, that condition of thought to which the Master referred when he prayed, "I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes." Again, he said, "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."

July 9, 1910

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