The Law of Good

VOICING his praise of God the Psalmist sang, "Thy spirit is good." Christ Jesus said, "There is none good but one, that is, God." Therefore man, who is the likeness of God, can be conscious only of good.

One can never know his true selfhood until he has recognized this spiritual fact concerning the real man. To go forth to our daily tasks determined to recognize only the presence and power of good in ourselves and others is to bring good into manifestation here and now. Nor need we fear that we are neglecting a necessary warfare with evil, since we are told to "overcome evil with good." In the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy gives the same divine direction (p. 542), "Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God's own way, and let human justice pattern the divine." Belief in evil can never in any case withstand the power of divine Mind, infinite good, when understood and demonstrated.

Christ Jesus did not study the methods of the scribes and Pharisees, yet he instantly rejected the falseness of their attitude and teachings. He said, "Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." What characterizes a child so much as his recognition and expectation of good? Until educated out of this mental attitude he expresses, as a result of it, joyous activity and a spontaneous expression of freedom and love. This is the consciousness that Jesus loved in either little or big children; and we may not doubt that it is of God, from whom comes every good and perfect gift. This childlike and abiding sense of good is our shield from supposititious evil and our exceedingly great reward. It is also the means of continually revealing God's care, so that we learn simply and naturally to turn to Him saying, "Father, I thank thee."

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Teaching Children Obedience
April 12, 1930

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