The Way Out

WHILE in the country one summer, the writer noticed a little bird beating its wings against a closed window near the peak of a barn and making strenuous efforts to get out. Although two doors were standing wide open, this confused little creature could see only the closed window. Finally it became necessary to reach up with a long pole and direct its attention to the open door, whence it escaped.

How like our own experience when through fear, doubt, or any wrong thinking we shut ourselves away from the freedom and joy that belong to us as heirs of God! Often we become so mesmerized by a problem that we fail to see the solution, the way out, although it is always present. How shall we find the way out of anxiety, sorrow, sickness, and error of every kind? Shall we not find it through understanding that there is but one Mind, and that one infinitely good? How is the true solution to be gained? The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 65), "We must not consider the false side of existence in order to gain the true solution of Life and its great realities."

September 6, 1930

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