Joyful Spring House-Cleaning

With what joy one can give himself of the tasks of spring house-cleaning, and what a lesson there is in it! In expectation of pleasant changes, and abiding in the consciousness of the real man's existence in an atmosphere of spiritual purity, one makes a few preparations; and the work, started perhaps in the attic, progresses gradually to the basement, at every step illustrating the possibilities, yes, and the need, of mental house-cleaning.

The knowledge of man's primal purity and unassailable spiritual selfhood renders thought impregnable to drifting mortal beliefs, blown about by the gusts of self-will, like tufts of lint fanned about by every vagrant breeze.

The moving of objects long stationary may uncover a collection of dust which was not visible so long as they were undisturbed. This may lead us to ask ourselves, Can we hold our thinking, our opinions, up to the sunlight of Truth and find them agreeing with the image and likeness of God; or are there evidence of unkindness, irritation, prejudice, self-will, or any of the etceteras that go to make up the variable mortal man? If the latter, then it must be acknowledged that no pleasure of material sense is to be compared with the triumph over even one sin washed away, and the consequent freedom experienced in thought which before was clouded by a false sense of God or reality. If there is even one self-willed opinion entertained toward a race, a business associate, a friend, anyone, hiding in a nook of thought, let us apply to it the cleansing truths so lovingly provided for us through our Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly, which unfold the living purity of the Bible, and of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. These errors must no longer remain undisturbed, but must be washed away by the cleansing waters of Truth.

Unlimited Availability of Mind
April 2, 1932

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