The Right Beginning for Thought

In the night men who must follow some path carry all sorts of tapers, torches, candles, lanterns, in whose insufficient light they travel or stumble on their way. But how differently everything appears in the daylight. What simplicity, what universality, there is in the illumination from that one source of light, the sun. For one who has been following into bypaths the swinging lanterns of many eccentric leaders, seeking thus to be guided by others, and, as the saying is, landing nowhere,—for him to find, ere he despair, the guidance of Christian Science, is just like opening the eyes to the simplicity and universality of the honest sunlight. Christian Science relieves a man's thinking of its confusion and duplexity. Here is the simple rule given in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 467) where the author, Mrs. Eddy, says, "Reasoning from cause to effect in the Science of Mind, we begin with Mind, which must be understood through the idea which expresses it and cannot be learned from its opposite, matter."

There is a song written by Tennyson which has been sung with saddening effect unnumbered times:—

The Law of God
January 31, 1920

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