Staying in the Kingdom of Heaven

ONE of the difficult things in our experience, it seems, is to remain on the mental heights which we sometimes reach in our work in Christian Science. If one were to credit the testimony of the physical senses, he might be tempted to believe that there is a law of extremes in operation which swings one to a low ebb after one has reached a great height; and yet we know that there is no truth in such a belief of reversal. In fact, one who, by reason of right thinking as taught in Christian Science, has lifted his thought even for an instant far above the testimony of the physical senses, cannot return to just the same low state which he has left behind. "An improved belief cannot retrograde," says Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, on page 442 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Nevertheless, even the most consecrated workers in Christian Science are awake to the need for greater success in this realm of endeavor—that of consciously remaining in the kingdom of heaven.

Christian Science teaches that heaven is harmony. Before one can reach heaven, he must think harmonious thoughts; and if he wishes to remain therein, his thinking must be held steadfastly to the harmony of being.

A Universal Friend
December 8, 1934

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