Dispersing the Clouds

Why not let the winds of God blow away our mental storms as the wind clears the sky? Do we dare say that the power to do this is not with God, or that mental storms are more difficult to disperse than the clouded atmosphere behind which the sun always shines with glorious splendor?

The writer has more than once witnessed the readiness of the clouds to disappear in response to a brisk wind which prevailed but for a few moments before the sky cleared, and even when the clouds not only had seemed very heavy, but had been shutting out the sun for days. Was the sun less bright when it finally appeared? Quite to the contrary, it seemed brighter than ever; for mortals were glad to see it. They were very willing to receive the light, and to be released from the gloomy thoughts induced by the dullness. Similarly, with each mental storm dispersed, comes the gladness of seeing more truly the brilliance of man's spiritual existence; and with the new vision we are able to lift not only ourselves, but others also.

But are we as discontented with the evil thoughts, which we know can bring only gloom, as we are with the clouded skies? The first move in getting rid of them is ours; God's work inevitably follows. Our revered Leader says in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 571), "Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil." This evil is not necessarily a problem which we are endeavoring to work out: it covers all the daily thoughts which knock at our mental door for admission. If our earnest desire is for the light, can we then admit the gloom?

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Love and Nature
May 2, 1925

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