Presence of Mind

EVEN among those not acquainted with Christian Science the words "presence of mind" are almost invariably used to denote a desirable condition of thought. But when we compare the usual meaning of the phrase "presence of mind" with the significance of the words "presence of Mind," meaning presence of God, as revealed in Christian Science, we find occasion for gratitude to Mary Baker Eddy, an evidence that Christian Science enables one to "speak with new tongues," one of the signs which Jesus said should "follow them that believe."

The Psalmist testifies to the ever-presence of God thus: "Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there." On page 180 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy says, "When man is governed by God, the everpresent Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible."

Obviously, the ever present Mind is never absent, and we need do nothing to bring about the presence of that which is always present. But we do need to keep ourselves constantly conscious of the omnipresent Mind as governing our every thought and action. Thus we realize the true presence of Mind, the Mind which knows no evil, no sickness, no lack, no inharmony, but knows good alone.

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True Loving
March 18, 1933

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