IN order to succeed in any undertaking one must prove himself in earnest all along the line. If there is any fluctuation, good results will fluctuate; therefore this quality of earnestness should be claimed by every Christian Scientist. Through its ever increasing use one rises to the solution of higher problems as they present themselves to the advancing understanding.

What is the basis and purpose of true earnestness? Its basis is divine Love and its purpose the ever more definite demonstration of Truth's instantaneous action in human consciousness. Earnestness is a spiritual quality expressed in the active determination to bring to light the perfection of God, man, and the universe and to overcome all ungodliness. For our comfort, let us remember that God has created man in His likeness, not in His unlikeness. Therefore, whatever errors of belief have to be overcome, let us start by knowing that, because they are unlike God, they are unlike man; and that materiality is the very reverse of the spirituality which God maintains in man. Let us earnestly strive to see ourselves and others as God sees His image, and not as the senses misrepresent, but do not mar, that image.

"Stand porter at the door of thought"
August 2, 1930

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