Heavenward

Christian Science is sometimes referred to as the Science of right thinking; and justly so, for it is teaching mankind how thought may be rightly directed in order to be governed by divine Principle. As a rule, we have been accustomed to haphazard thinking in our reasoning from cause to effect or from effect to cause. Consequently, although we may perceive at times the demands of Principle, instead of faithfully obeying, we may perchance allow ourselves to be led astray. This may follow from contemplating the actions of others, possibly allowing circumstances and conditions to influence us, thereby hindering our progress heavenward, and then concluding that our divergence from the highest right was justifiable. Mrs. Eddy says in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 274), "Divine Science is absolute, and permits no halfway position in learning its Principle and rule—establishing it by demonstration."

There is and there can be no divergence, no deflection from Principle in Chrisitan Science. To be accurate demonstrators, we must conform to the law that demonstrates the perfection of Principle, God's law. This is imperative, even though events may cause us to think mistakenly of the result and consequence of our decision, and perhaps in this way lead us into byways of mortal reasoning, where fear is allowed to handle thought; and instead of viewing the whole proposition from the highest standard of Principle, we may become absorbed in considering mere results, judgment being thereby biased and decisions wavering and vacillating.

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