Change of Heart

On page 587 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy defines "heart" as "mortal feelings, motives, affections, joys, and sorrows." The need of selfforgetfulness is every mortal's greatest need, and it is met in proportion as one learns the lesson of spiritual self-remembrance—remembrance every moment of his spiritual identity as God's reflection. In that proportion he ceases to be engrossed in materiality and its attendant torments and foibles.

The heart which is wholly absorbed in temporal interests is never at rest, any more than is the nonresistant seaweed, drifting hither and thither on shifting tides. Christian Science enables one to anchor his thoughts, feelings, and motives in Christ, Truth, and so prove himself to be under the control of divine Principle. This may be achieved by constant alertness in frustrating error's attempt to divert one's thinking from Truth, and thereby disturb it. If there be any sense of impatience, or of moral or physical weakness, one has but to draw mentally nearer to the omnipotence of Life, Truth, and Love and trustingly abide there; and patience and strength will appear.

That this change of heart also leads to physical healing is apparent from our Leader's statement regarding the changed thoughts of Life, and consequent change of heart (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 50): "This change of heart would deliver man from heart-disease, and advance Christianity a hundredfold."

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August 24, 1929

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