Mortals have ever striven for success, yet how little was known of its true nature and the right method of attaining it before the discovery of Christian Science!

One dictionary definition of success reads as follows: "That which comes after; hence: consequence; issue; outcome; result; as, an ill success."

Christian Science refutes the belief that there can be real success in anything but good. In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 239), "Let it be understood that success in error is defeat in Truth." We are learning that true success is the outcome of an understanding of God, a spiritual effect, always consequent to right thinking. Real success is always the result of righteous endeavor, in which there is no evil in either the objective or the outcome. There can be but one kind of genuine success—the attainment of good, derived from God.

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"Unsought joy"
April 25, 1936

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