Christian Science is bringing home to us to-day what Moses endeavored to bring home to the children of Israel many centuries ago—the fact that the protection and loving care of God must be demonstrated by each one individually, irrespective of environment or any material condition. After depicting the blessings following obedience, and the consequences of disobedience, Moses declared: "This commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven. ... Neither is it beyond the sea. ... But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it." Surely, this is a call to each and every one to consider.

Every individual has his own thoughts; and the only one who should have control over those thoughts ought to be the one thinking them. Moreover, the thoughts which one is thinking to-day help to determine one's condition to-morrow. Each individual must be regarded as responsible for his own thinking.

We are not obliged to take everything that is offered us; we are free to accept or reject as we see and and we do not posses anything until we have accepted it. As the goods we take into stock, so are the goods we dispense; and upon the quality of the goods we dispense depend the tone of our business and the nature of our business relations. We are "like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old." Should one take into stock anything below standard, this condition will tend to permeate the whole storeroom.

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Reflecting the Divine
February 9, 1929

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