At Home and Abroad

GOD is the one infinite good. He is the source of all good, the divine creator from whom all that is good and true derives its being and sustenance. All that proceeds from Him expresses good, manifests good, and is inherently right and true. That which is true must be good, and that which shows forth true goodness must be truthful. Good could not be partially good, and Truth could not be incompletely or inadequately true. These are the eternal facts of being which Christian Science declares, and from which it never deviates.

Every individual must at some time find deliverance or salvation from everything that is unlike good. He must see clearly that which God has created, and unsee that which is not of God's creating. He must regulate his life according to divine facts and find his freedom from human beliefs, theories, or customs which are not based on eternal Truth, and which find their only support in human supposition or mortal conjecture. The time will come when that which is wrong will be entirely replaced by that which is right, evil will be replaced by good, the illusive by that which is fundamentally true and real. To bring about this right condition it is necessary that everyone face the task. Then there arises the question, How is this great work to be accomplished? How is this end to be attained?

On page 29 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy gives us this very helpful rule by means of which our salvation may be worked out: "Christians must take up arms against error at home and abroad." What a clear and simple guide to Christian attainment! Here our inspired Leader points out that we must being with individual purification, self-correction, self-reformation. This strictly conforms to the teaching of our great Master, "Cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye." Everyone who loves his fellow men is desirous of contributing to the universal good, of helping his neighbor onward and upward. He can best accomplish this holy end by purifying and uplifting his own individual consciousness, Christianizing it. As his own thinking is exalted and ennobled, he is helping to leaven the whole lump of human consciousness. What greater incentive could there be to impel holy effort than the certain realization that every righteous attainment not only is blessing the individual who attains, but is blessing all mankind?

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Spiritual Hearing
May 30, 1936

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