Freedom through Reflection

On page 10 of "The People's Idea of God" Mrs. Eddy writes, "Mental Science alone grasps the standard of liberty, and battles for man's whole rights, divine as well as human." A loyal citizen carrying the flag of his country would not allow an enemy to snatch it from him, but would defend it and himself to the uttermost. Similarly, the loyal Christian Scientist fighting for man's whole rights cannot be surprised or coerced into surrendering his standard of obedience to divine Principle, his confidence in omnipotence, and his integrity. Just as brightly as flags float over the crowds in a procession, so should the thoughts of Christian Scientists remain above the crowding suggestions of fear and limitation, and reflect the light of Truth and Love in spite of the would be darkening arguments of materiality. Whoever upholds the standard of Christian Science is himself upheld spiritually, morally, and physically.

Spiritual and scientific freedom from evil is inherent in the reflection of God, good, and it cannot be obtained by any other means. The first step towards establishing our own freedom is to be convinced of the creator's entire freedom, and the freedom of God's image from all evil belief or temptation. Our next step is to demonstrate this conviction through spiritual understanding and obedience. These sequential steps each one must take for himself.

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July 4, 1931

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