Entertaining the Truth

To the beginner in the study of Christian Science many words appear to take on new meanings; and one comes to realize that any specific word used in the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, is remarkably well placed, and gives the required significance as probably no other word could.

On looking up the word "entertain" in a dictionary, we find the following among the definitions given: "To keep or hold in the mind; to harbor in thought; to cherish;" and it is in this sense that Mrs. Eddy uses the word on page 411 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," where she writes, "Disease is always induced by a false sense mentally entertained, not destroyed."

The Divine Method of Forgiveness
March 9, 1929

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