Righteousness: Its Realm

Christian Science is conferring upon mankind the inestimable benefit of showing them the way of right thinking. It is pointing out this way with a refreshing certitude that avoids all the wavering hypotheses, the limiting "ifs" and "buts" of conventional religion and philosophy. Mankind has in its aspiring moments agonized over the uncertainty of all things human, and when it has turned to teachers authorized by public opinion for the assurance of stability, it has usually been met with vague promises for the future which are not binding upon the present. This future has been enshrouded in so much mystery that even the most glowing prospects of ultimate relief were not potent to dispel the fears, the sins, and the sufferings of today. The apostle's declaration that "now is the day of salvation" has been a dead letter, and not even a signal of hope to many who sought help from their religious guides, while under these same circumstances the calm, joyous security of Christian Science bathed the feverish temples of doubt and uncertainty with the touch of cooling, cleansing waters.

What is it to think right? Even to think in accordance with Truth. Christian Science teaches that God is Truth. Therefore to think truthfully is to think in a godlike manner. Right thinking places the aspiring Christian in the attitude of unity with God, brings to pass the atonement,—the at-one-ment,—and constitutes the silent communion which fulfils the demand, "Pray without ceasing." The psalmist sang: "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness."

October 2, 1915

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