ON the front cover, and again on the title page of the Christian Science Sentinel, appear the words of Jesus, "What I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." And on page 392 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, has written: "Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously." In other words, we must watch our thoughts.

Christian Science teaches that God is good, ever-present and ever-available divine Principle, and that man is the expressed image of the loving Father-Mother God. Our duty is, therefore, to know the truth about God and man. To learn this is not difficult, and to continue letting it unfold in our consciousness is the necessary step. We are then thinking correctly, constructively, and positively.

To think rightly we must see that all that is real is perfect. We must see our friends, business associates, members of our family, those whom we think we do not like, as well as those we love, in their true being as God sees them—perfect. As we learn this lesson and begin to drink in the glories of a perfect universe, peopled by God's perfect spiritual ideas, we learn to eliminate all wrong thoughts. We must become watchmen, or porters. We would not accept error willingly, knowing it to be error. Our acceptance of it is through the false belief that it is real. We must, therefore, watch our thoughts to see that they come from God, and remember that by entertaining them we bless not only ourselves but all mankind. If a thought would work harm to anyone or deprive another of some good, it must be discarded as unreal and unworthy.

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"One innate joy"
April 6, 1935

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