Our Human Problems and Their Solution

While the student of Christian Science is doing his mental work in the endeavor to solve some difficult problem, he sometimes finds that his attention is so occupied with that particular problem that he omits to be grateful for the benefits he has already received; and, as a result of such an attitude of thought, discouragement is liable to make itself felt. This is more likely to be the case when the problem in question does not lend itself to a speedy solution, and long and earnest mental work is required before the realization dawns on the student's thought of the efficacy of the healing power of Truth to solve all human problems.

It is well to remember, however, that there is, indeed, much to be grateful for even when prolonged mental work is necessary in order to overcome the error which is deavoring to enslave us, whether this error be of the nature of sin, sickness, or some other form of evil. We are apt to forget that the mental effort put forth at any time to declare the truth is never left unrewarded; and though we may not succeed in solving immediately the particular problem which is occupying our attention, it is certain that in the meantime minor difficulties are being overcome.

If one is working to cast out envious thoughts, for example, we notice that an increased understanding is being gained of God's real nature as divine Love, which our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, tells us is able to meet all our human needs (see Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 494). We commence to see, little by little, that in God's kingdom there is a place for everyone, for each one of His children, and that no one can possibly take our place or withhold any good from us. It may take some time to grasp significance of the wonderful healing message contained in Mrs. Eddy's writings, but if we are earnestly endeavoring to understand that God always has supplied and always will supply man's needs, there is no doubt whatever that the envious thoughts will gradually diminish, for the simple reason that their place will be occupied by those thoughts which are more upright, loving, and true. Thus the work of reconstruction takes place in our consciousness and the "new man" is put on.

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"Love is at the helm of thought"
April 2, 1927

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