In her great work, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 242), "The divine Science of man is woven into one web of consistency without seam or rent." Every Christian Scientist knows that to be true, knows well that the Science which declares the truth about God and man has no least trace of inconsistency about it—that it is flawless. And because Christian Science is absolutely correct in what it teaches, its students, drawn from all ranks of life, are striving through the understanding of the real man which Christian Science has given them, to become ever more consistent in their thoughts and actions.

Now, consistency is a most wholesome and desirable trait of character. He who is consistent does not change like a senseless vane on a steeple, with every contrary gust of wind that blows; he is reliable and dependable. His thoughts are stable; and his actions are correspondingly so. What a wholesome influence is consistency, heartening, encouraging, strengthening all who come into contact with it! And without a doubt, he is most consistent whose spiritual understanding is greatest.

Christ Jesus was the most consistent man who ever lived. And why? Because he knew more than any other about the Science of being. The truth about God and man permeated his consciousness through and through, and manifested itself continually in the words he spoke and the deeds he performed. Study his life in the Gospels of the New Testament, and it will be found to be characterized, as no other life on earth has ever been characterized, by dependableness, trustworthiness—consistency. True to his heavenly Father,—true, that is, to his understanding of God,—he put that understanding into constant practice in the destruction of the false beliefs of mortals, healing their diseases and their sins.

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Constructive Thinking
April 24, 1926

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