The Universality of Good

Although the entire Christian world is practically a unit in the tacit acknowledgment of God's omnipresence, it still appears to live as though little conscious of it. Beset as mankind is by beliefs in evil and their attendant fears, it would seem as though all Christians—by whatever denominational names they may call themselves—would long before this have sought to understand and prove the divine omnipresence which they so devoutly affirm.

Most religions claim as a fundamental premise in regard to God that He is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient. One difference between the ordinary understanding and acceptance of this truth and the Christian Science view of it is that while all agree as to the premise, Christian Science insists that such truth alone is true, and then demands that it be proved in the same way that Jesus proved it.

In this practical demonstration, this Science lays great stress on the fact that God is not only omnipresent good, but that He is also infinite good. This wonderful truth of the omnipresence of good immediately unfolds extended vistas of demonstrable beauty and perfection; for what is everywhere must necessarily be always available, and for one to be assured of this in connection with good brings instantly a sweet sense of courage and hope. Who would not accept good when it stands waiting at one's door? Who would not lay hold of perfection when it may be had for the asking?

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August 30, 1924

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