The Mountain Path

Our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, teaches us that a sense of self-condemnation and guilt may be detrimental to our progress in Christian Science, and even to our health and well-being. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," she writes on page 455, "A mental state of self-condemnation and guilt or a faltering and doubting trust in Truth are unsuitable conditions for healing the sick." And she adds, "You must utilize the moral might of Mind in order to walk over the waves of error and support your claims by demonstration." We certainly do not want to have a "faltering and doubting trust in Truth," and we shall not falter or doubt as we learn to "utilize the moral might of Mind."

But how shall we demean ourselves when error seems to hold us in bondage to some form of sin, and when, having apparently struggled with its claim on us, we yield sadly to a discouraging sense of guilt and self-condemnation?

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