"Judge not, that ye be not judged"

All are familiar with Jesus' words, taken from Matthew, "Judge not, that ye be not judged." A casual perusal of them is apt to carry with it the impression of a threat; but upon closer study we may see a different meaning, since Paul declared, "For thou that judgest doest the same things."

Through the study of Christian Science we are learning that every outward effect has a mental cause; that whatever we allow to occupy our thought, even though it appear to be only the mistakes of others, tends to be sooner or later manifested. We also learn that evil is impersonal. It is not a part of any so-called person; and our work is to destroy the belief of evil in our own consciousness; know its utter nothingness, whether it claims to be our own thought or that of another. We are judged according to our thoughts; that is, evil brings its own supposed results and good its own reward.

The Simplicity of Christian Science
July 14, 1923

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