The Christian Scientist is insistent in his desire for harmony. Wherever he may find himself, there he expects either to find it in evidence or in process of demonstration. To him inharmony is entirely inconsistent with Christian Science, and he regards it as a call upon him for mental work which shall destroy the unrest of mortal mind and establish harmonious peace. Inharmony anywhere is cause for regret to the Christian Scientist; but among Christian Scientists themselves he regards it as an unrighteous anomaly, something altogether undesirable and regrettable, a condition due to erroneous thinking which must be healed through deeper consecration to good on the part of those responsible for it.

Knowing as they do the great truths of Being, students of Christian Science should be on guard lest inharmony enter into their relationships with their fellow-men anywhere—in church, home, or business. What has Christian Science taught them? Has it not revealed the truth that God is infinite good, perfectly harmonious Mind, divine Love? Then they must know that harmony is a universal spiritual fact and inharmony, so called, an illusion of so-called mortal mind. There is no getting away from this position; and if anyone claiming to know the truth of the infinite nature of harmony tries to do so, he is false to Christian Science.

Mrs. Eddy, speaking out of a profound understanding of God, the harmonious divine Principle, and after great experience in dealing with all kinds of inharmonious conditions, could say that it was ignorance of God which was responsible for all discord and that the understanding of Him restored harmony. Her words, to be found on page 390 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," are, "It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony." So that if inharmony appear to be in evidence, even among those who regard themselves as Christian Scientists, the cause of it must be "ignorance of God;" and the scientific way to destroy it and to establish harmony is to gain "the right understanding of Him."

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Right Rebellion
June 9, 1928

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