Giving Up?

The new student of Christian Science soon begins to find that many of his former habits of living are not in accord with the standard he is now accepting for himself. He is endeavoring to become a right thinker, and hence a right doer; and as a result of this effort he finds many false material pleasures, which are the result of wrong, material thinking, fading from his experience.

Some who do not understand Christian Science may speak of this as "giving up," in order to be a follower of its teachings. This, however, is only because they are ignorant of what really takes place. If you awakened one morning to find that a cherished possession which you had believed to be solid gold was revealed in the brightness of the sunlight to be but imitation, and a loving hand offered to replace it with a gift of real gold, would you cling to the worthless object, or would you accept with gratitude the gift of real and lasting value?

"Pure Mind"
May 23, 1931

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