A Teacher who was once addressing a class of students told them that if they wished to learn to speak French, they must begin to think in French. This counsel has often come to the writer's thought when studying Christian Science, and has brought with it the realization that in order to understand Christian Science and to live it, we must think in terms of it. We must endeavor to think about spiritual good, the good that is reflected in each of God's children, and to do so with humility.

Our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, in her wisdom and love has written in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 261), "Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts." Here we have her wise counsel to be vigilant in holding our thoughts firmly to all that is good; and she has given us also many practical aids to enable us to do it.

One of the foremost aids in learning to think aright is daily study of the Christian Science Bible Lessons, as found in the Christian Science Quarterly. Study of the correlative passages from the Bible and Science and Health gives us definite spiritual ideas to ponder throughout the day. Should our thoughts begin to wander into wrong channels, we can divert them into right ones by asking ourselves if they are in accord with the topics of the lesson. Wherever our place may be, or whatever our occupation, we are always thinking; and we should strive to become right thinkers.

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True Sympathy
December 15, 1928

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