Thought Enlightened

In a day and age in which the power of thought is becoming more and more universally recognized, it is difficult to realize that it was not always so. In reality the perfection of sinless thought has always existed; but, as Mrs. Eddy tells us, "human capacity is slow to discern and to grasp God's creation and the divine power and presence which go with it" (Science and Health, p. 519). The history of mortal man is the record of human adjustment to conditions, the submission of erring human thought step by step to an improved thought, as the war between the power of good and the so-called forces of evil goes on. That this adjustment is often painful, is shown by the toll of woe and death in the conflict of erring human beliefs.

From the first triumph of thought, when the weaker caveman conceived of a crude weapon as a means of defense against his enemy armed with brute force, the steady unfoldment of human consciousness may be traced in any line of endeavor. The Greek historians tell us that Ulysses, surnamed the crafty, and many other wise men of his time, were looked up to by the populace because "they could accomplish things by thinking." Their superior knowledge put them on a plane above that of their fellow men. The Indian medicine man, holding the position of honor in his tribe because of what was believed to be his superior wisdom, is a more modern example.

No Lack
May 26, 1917

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