In the seventh chapter of the gospel of Matthew we read, "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
A man's most urgent need, if he would work out his own salvation and do his part thereby in working out the salvation of the world, is vision, not the vision referred to as the act of seeing materially but, on the contrary, the act of spiritual perception which enables him to take cognizance of the unfolding of the purposes of infinite Mind through spiritual thinking, through founding his thinking upon Principle.
The claim of ignorance is responsible for all manner of material misconceptions.
Honesty is a quality of Mind, a reflection of divine Principle; it is correct thinking and therefore correct action.
When the seventy disciples returned to Jesus expressing their joy that the devils were subject unto them through his name, Jesus warned them saying, "Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
No matter how black and overwhelming the clouds of erroneous thinking may seem, the student of Christian Science can always rest secure in the knowledge that, since he is conscious of his own existence, consciousness must be.