"The demands of God"

How true it is that one can rise no higher than his thoughts! In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy makes this statement (p. 182): "The demands of God appeal to thought only." Is it not then incumbent on every earnest student of Christian Science to ascertain hour by hour whether his thoughts are in accord with these demands, and to cast out of his consciousness all unrighteous thinking?

Do we at times consider the standard of Christian Science too high, and think that our most earnest efforts seem futile? On page 233 of the Christian Science textbook we read that God's law of progress "demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil." So we should realize that we are not attempting to attain the impossible, or called upon to solve problems which we have not yet the understanding to meet. Every demand made upon Christian Scientists can be fulfilled through the right mental processes, by which we are enabled to know God as He really is, and so to put off materiality.

March 31, 1934

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