The Ever Present Now of God, Good

Christian Science emphasizes the necessity for correct thinking. Procrastination is a form of animal magnetism which arises from the belief that there is a power which can separate us from doing, acting, or receiving good. It is an insidious belief, and should be dealt with promptly and firmly, should it intrude itself upon our mental horizon.

Perhaps many students of Christian Science, glimpsing the infinite possibilities of Truth, gaze at their new ideal with wistful glances, and wonder how they can ever reach it. Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, whose progress has inspired so many through her demonstration of the power of Truth and Love, sheds light on this important topic in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." On page 260 she writes, "Science reveals the possibility of achieving all good, and sets mortals at work to discover what God has already done; but distrust of one's ability to gain the goodness desired and to bring out better and higher results, often hampers the trial of one's wings and ensures failure at the outset."

Clearly nothing is to be gained by wishing for a limited amount of good at some future time, because all good is present with us now. God, good, is infinite; hence good is ever present, eternal. Good is available to us in the measure of our consciousness of its presence and of our right to it. Good is not material, it is spiritual; and we participate in its blessings as we think only good thoughts. That is, our thinking can became at-one with the infinite source of all good, God; and in proportion to our steadfast adherence in thought to good as the only reality, we partake of the infinite nature of good. This is a practical example of atonement, or of man's unity with the source of all being—God.

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High Thinking
June 25, 1927

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