"Let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay"

All Christian Scientists know how important it is in their intercourse with each other that they should carefully watch their conversation and communications. Error seems to make it very easy for them to voice and listen to phases of its own mortal making. How easy it is to repeat something that has been told to us as true, but of the correctness of which we are not assured! How wrong is such a communication in the light of the spiritual understanding which the study of Christian Science brings, spiritual understanding which tells us of Truth, not of speculative theories; of realities, not of illusions!

Our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, tells us on page 339 of "Miscellaneous Writings," "If people would confine their talk to subjects that are profitable, that which St. John informs us took place once in heaven, would happen very frequently on earth,—silence for the space of half an hour." (It will be noted that these are the opening words of her article called "Fidelity.") Therefore, to be faithful it is necessary that our subjects be prayerfully chosen, and our talk be of the truth of God.

Protection and Freedom through Obedience
May 19, 1928

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