Good Reports

With what relief the sufferer who turns to Christian Science learns for the first time that true thinking can emancipate him from the slavery of disease and disability. On page 10 of "Rudimental Divine Science" Mrs. Eddy points out that "mortal ills are but errors of thought,—diseases of mortal mind, and not of matter; for matter cannot feel, see, or report pain or disease." What shall be the mental attitude of one seemingly stricken with disease? He shall utterly repudiate the false report of the material senses on the ground that it misrepresents the true condition of man in God's likeness. True health being spiritual, it is untouched by matter and so-called material law.

And what shall be the mental attitude of one seemingly enslaved by sin, deceived by sorrow, or circumscribed by poverty? He too shall find his freedom in bearing witness to the everlasting perfection of God and man. Through true thinking he too shall waken to prove the unreality and impotence of both false reports and reporters. Regardless of what may thus far have been one's experiences, it is a scientific fact that by holding stanchly to the immutability of Life, true righteousness, and infinite abundance, one will find one's self bringing forth their evidence in improved health, character, and circumstances. Thus does the true report of divine Mind enter and transform human consciousness through Christian Science.

In Exodus we read, "Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness." The exclusion of false reports from one's conversation is but the first step in the direction of true witnessing. The next and more exacting step is to exclude them from one's innermost thinking. They are contradictions of spiritual being, and one cannot actually affirm a contradiction of Truth. Invariably, then, in the face of church problems, domestic difficulties, world conditions, and whatever untoward situations may arise, the Christian Scientist is called upon to be a true reporter. He must not circulate reports calculated to aggravate a situation or raise up more false witnesses against the truth of being, but must at all times keep his mental vision clear.

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Item of Interest
Item of Interest
October 21, 1933

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