"Moulding and chiselling thought"

In striving to teach her followers needful spiritualization of thought, Mary Baker Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 248), "We are all sculptors, working at various forms, moulding and chiselling thought;" also, "We must form perfect models in thought and look at them continually, or we shall never carve them out in grand and noble lives."

To establish in thought a model of spiritual perfection must indeed be the supreme desire of all who would apprehend and manifest the Christ. The so-called human mind, with its imperfect, disappointing models, we are only too familiar with; and it is only as we weary of these illusive, dissatisfying presentations, that we become ready for something better. So long as we cling to the rags and tatters of personal sense, with its external and specious allurements, we cannot find the Christ within. The very instant, however, that one wearies of the fleshpots and desires to find God for himself, the voice of Truth, patiently awaiting this change of thought and newborn aspiration, bids him come up higher.

June 28, 1924

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