A Clear Title

Everyone is seeking happiness in some form or other. Every right-minded person is striving for harmony. Every human being desires to be well, joyous, and successful. No one desires to be unhappy, discordant, or a failure. When we come to consider what good is, how it is to be gained and retained—that is a far different matter. The answers to the question, "Where is good to be found?" are numerous and varied. The human mind has evolved many theories as to how happiness is to be attained, but we need only to look about us to see clear evidence that its theories have been found wanting. The very fact that humanity is unceasingly striving for good is indubitable evidence that deep in the human heart there is a firm conviction that good is attainable, and that it eventually will be the possession of everyone.

Christian Science reveals the infinitude of good. The basis of all Christian Science teaching and practice is thus beautifully declared on page 26 of "Miscellaneous Writings" by Mary Baker Eddy: "God is naturally and divinely infinite good." Since God, good, is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, then good is unlimited in power, boundless in wisdom, an all-pervading presence. Good is infinitely manifested and unlimitedly expressed. Since good is infinite, it is not restricted, circumscribed, or repressed. Man is God's image or reflection and expresses the unlimited goodness of God. He enjoys the bounty of God. If man expressed inadequacy and incompleteness, he would only partially reflect God. This is impossible, since, as Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 517), "There is no limit to infinitude or to its reflections."

It is in the practical application of these great truths that Christian Science proves its value to mankind. When a piece of property changes hands a careful examination of the title is made so that the owner may enjoy undisturbed possession of his purchase. If a cloud is found upon the title, that cloud must be removed before a sound deed can be granted.

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Our True Independence
November 30, 1935

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