Good Will

It is safe to say that the world, since time began, has been continually progressing toward the things of God; and it is equally true that it will continue its progress until it arrives at the state of perfection, which transcends even the highest aspirations of mankind. On page 19 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy says, "He who has named the name of Christ, who has virtually accepted the divine claims of Truth and Love in divine Science, is daily departing from evil; and all the wicked endeavors of suppositional demons can never change the current of that life from steadfastly flowing on to God, its divine source." Nowadays humanity at large is being educated to an apprehension of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, perhaps more than ever before.

The progressive attitude of the people indicates that, sooner or later, good will shall have become the motive power of every human thought and action, the animating desire of every individual person, home, school, state, and nation. And the exercise of this virtue will cause the world to become a better place for a better humanity to live in. No doubt can be entertained for a moment in regard to this fact, when good will is understood for what it is.

Good will is a noble virtue. It includes honesty, justice, truth, kindness, and integrity. To have good thoughts, unselfhis sentiments, right motives, kindly feelings, just opinions, exact estimations, readiness to cooperate, consideration for the rights of others, regard for brotherly and impartial administration—this is good will. It belongs to the perfect law of omnipresent divine Love, and aligns the one who obeys it on the side of Christ, Truth. Moreover, it fulfills the Golden Rule and the Mosaic Decalogue.

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"The bugle-call"
April 24, 1926

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