Keeping One's Eye Single

There is not a Biblical record of the victory of good over evil but is narrated as an instance of the perception of and obedience to good alone. Deliverance from all distress and inharmony is won through cultivating spiritual vision; that is, by keeping the eye single to God. This spiritual process requires constant vigilance. The material so-called universe must be mentally supplanted by the spiritual universe; material things must be reduced to thoughts, and thoughts in turn spiritualized. When one's thinking becomes illuminated by the wondrous light of Truth, one will no longer allow thought to wander aimlessly into the so-called material realm. Ungoverned thought is like a runaway train; with no destination in view, it rushes madly onward unchecked, leaving in its wake a trail of disaster and destruction. Spirit and spiritual things, not matter and materiality, are alone constructive and profitable to meditate upon.

The eternal purpose of seeing only God, good, and the manifestation thereof, must be won through persistence and purity. "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect," is the divine command. In order to attain a measure of this perfection, one's neighbor, as well as one's self, must be seen in this true light, as spiritual and perfect. Entertaining thoughts of evil for another, one is thereby darkening his own consciousness; and his consciousness is the only avenue through which perfection may be won. If we believe evil can be real for another, we are entertaining some measure of belief in its reality for ourselves.

"Thus saith the Lord"
August 22, 1925

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