True Comfort

Every human being needs comfort in one respect or another; and each one is empowered to find, and entitled to, this comfort in fulfillment of the promise, "Seek, and ye shall find." Some may have yielded to discouragement,—even to bitterness of heart,—feeling that they have sought in vain. Unconsciously, perhaps, this comfort was sought in material systems of philosophy, will-power, or a mistaken sense of prayer. It requires humility to perceive and admit that the so-called human mind is quite unable to find within itself the remedy for its own troubles. "Is not our comforter," Mrs. Eddy writes in "Unity of Good" (p. 18), "always from outside and above ourselves?" The acquiring of humility, then, is one of the first steps to be taken in the direction of spiritual comfort.

Another helpful step lies in analyzing the mental nature of one's discord, one's discomfort. Does this relate to health, to daily supplies, to character, to our relations with others? In each and every case the seat of the suffering is one's own thinking; and it is this thinking which needs and can find true comfort through changing its basis. The promised teaching of the Comforter, or "Spirit of truth," revealed to humanity to-day through Christian Science, does not bid men carry their burdens or bear their sickness, and thus sanction false thinking and its results. Rather does this Comforter lift the cruel burden and heal the ungodly sickness. How is this accomplished, when human methods have failed? Through gaining spiritual thinking, which has a divine, real standard. Most men desire to have a standard of thought, one by which they can find a way out of the medley of bad or indifferent thoughts which throng their consciousness and bring confusion into daily life.

"Let there be no strife"
September 2, 1922

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