What a deep beauty lies in the meaning of the word sincerity, when it is applied to our Master's attitude toward Principle. This attitude revealed a perfect obedience, loyal adherence to the divine concept, selfless overcoming of everything unlike good, and a compassion so all-embracing that error had no place in that wonderful light of understanding.

Surely all true followers of Mrs. Eddy's teachings would do well to ponder the meaning of sincerity and endeavor to test the quality of their daily thinking by its standard. It would seem that even the gift we all prize so much, a mutually unselfish and loving friendship, must have as a foundation a true sincerity manifested in motive and desire. The human acceptance of the word sincerity seems curiously lax and lacking in its recognition of the demands this quality makes in true consciousness, and an easy-going, half-way reliable attitude seems all that is offered to meet the human need. The human mind is curiously prone to believe in itself and to rely upon its own intelligence to adjust things when conditions become discordant. Undoubtedly one of the most powerful barriers mortal mind erects against sincerity is the belief in so-called human intellect, which arrogates to itself the seat of all knowledge, and resents and resists the demand for selfless humility expressed by Jesus in the words, "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge."

One Step at a Time
July 5, 1919

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