Stabilized in Truth

On page 224 of "Miscellaneous Writings," in a marvelously discriminating passage, Mrs. Eddy sets forth the state of thought which characterizes the true Christian. These qualities include patience, love for and appreciation of all that is good, beautiful, and great; "but," she writes, our going forth must be "with a temper so genial that the friction of the world shall not wear upon our sensibilities; with an equanimity so settled that no passing breath nor accidental disturbance shall agitate or ruffle it;" and with a breadth of charity sufficient to enable us to forgive the evils of the whole world. Thus does our beloved Leader establish for all who would be true followers a standard of mental attainment which makes for the largest spiritual growth. To be stabilized in Truth so fully that we are not influenced by the cross currents of the so-called mortal mind is the necessity for every earnest seeker for spiritual truth. How to attain that exalted state is the important question.

Paul briefly touches upon the method of attaining this. "Put on the whole armour of God," he implored the Christians of Ephesus, "and having done all, to stand." The armor of God can be naught else than spiritual understanding; and this knowledge of God and His perfect universe, including man, once gained, will enable us to withstand all the wiles of the tempter, to meet and resist every suggestion of evil which may seem to present itself. This attainment is indeed a necessity, for without the stabilization of thought in Truth, mortals are blown hither and yon like the weather vane which turns with every shift of the wind.

"Never too late to mend"
August 6, 1927

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