Among the many superstitions that have been handed down to us from our forefathers, there is one which stands out as particularly remediable by Christian Science and which really deals with the whole field of superstition. This is the aptitude with which we were wont to protect ourselves from some accident by some physical act. Perhaps one may have pursued the even tenor of his way for a long time in as harmonious a manner as is possible in human experience, and during a conversation with some one he may have remarked on the fact. If he had not learned the unreality of evil, it is likely that a sense of fear would have presented itself that because he had voiced this state of things it could not possibly last.

Let us consider the subtle temptation which mortals have to fear that an ideal state of happiness cannot last. If we begin to dive deep into the cause of all things and ask ourselves where happiness comes from, we find through the study of Christian Science that Love is the Principle of the universe, and therefore the Principle behind any true happiness is God. When we realize that God is, as Mrs. Eddy expresses it on page 140 of Science and Health, "universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not," and apply our understanding of this truth to assuage the sense of fear, then we begin to understand where happines comes from, and know that it can never fail or alter. That we can ever be tempted to doubt that happiness will remain permanent in our lives, is because we have sought for it through the wrong means; having found the right means, all sense of superstition is destroyed, and we give God the glory. We are learning through Mrs. Eddy's teachings to realize in our consciousness that divine Love is being eternally expressed, and that no mortal belief, however subtle, can "separate us from the love of God."

If one cared to take the trouble to seek the explanation of all superstition, it would be found in every case that it is the human belief in a power opposed to God; and it is wonderful how, through Christian Science, we find ourselves unconsciously acting contrary to these so-called laws of mortal belief without any consequent inharmony. In the spirit of our Leader's beautiful words on page 389 of "Miscellaneous Writings," we are learning that Love is indeed our refuge; that

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