Correct Thinking

The student of Christian Science is sometimes inclined to face his problems as though the difficulty in question were real and actual, and to go to work as though he believed it to be necessary for him to change an inharmonious condition into one less disturbing. Herein may lie the explanation of his failure to overcome quickly the error which seems to be confronting him.

Christian Science is demonstrated from the standpoint of present spiritual perfection. Mrs. Eddy writes (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 259), "The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea,—perfect God and perfect man,—as the basis of thought and demonstration."

Roused by the cries of her dreaming child, the mother goes to him and is told by him that there is a lion in the corner of the room. Could the mother help the situation by believing that the lion seen in the child's dream was actually there? Would not her belief and consequent terror add to that of her child? Likewise, the acceptance of any error as real only adds to the seeming reality of the discordant situation, and renders the destruction of the belief in evil more difficult.

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