Choosing the Good

Without doubt if any thinking person were told that in every situation and experience he has the privilege of making his choice of either good or evil, he would unhesitatingly announce that he would always choose good. Thus he would naturally choose peace instead of strife, health rather than sickness, happiness and joy in place of sadness and sorrow, activity and abundance instead of limitation and lack, confidence and courage rather than doubt and fear. Yet, all too frequently, the experience of mankind includes such a proportion of the undesirable and evil that men are prone to believe that they are not privileged to choose and experience only the good.

Christian Science offers the cheering message to mankind that by means of its precepts men may learn how scientifically to choose the good and reject the evil; and, furthermore, that by applying these precepts in practice the legitimate desire and hope for good inevitably results in an encouraging lessening of evil and discord, and an increase of the manifestation of good and harmony in individual experience. Christian Science teaches that the Bible contains the explanation and exposure of evil and also its remedy. As is depicted in the third chapter of Genesis, mankind has been taught to believe that evil is as veritable as good—that man can know both good and evil. And mankind's acceptance of this belief has engendered a fear of evil which has outweighed their trust in good, and has misdirected their sense of pleasure, so that allegiance to good has all too frequently been temporarily displaced by evil's allurement and enslavement.

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