"Look deep into realism"

These appear to be trying times in which we are living. And sometimes, if we are taken in by the suggestions of evil, believing them to be real, fear takes hold upon us, we become despondent, our outlook appears dark and hopeless. It was like that with Elijah long ago. In the nineteenth chapter of I Kings the prophet's despairing mental condition is portrayed in his words: "I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, ... and they seek my life, to take it away." But what did the Lord reply to Elijah's plaint? "Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him." What comfort they brought to the faithful servant of the Most High!

History is constantly repeating itself. Time and again in human experience evil has seemed to gain the ascendancy over good, and men have become despairing and hopeless, believing that good has lost its power, or, in other words, that God has lost His power. But what a denial of the truth is this! For God is infinite good, as Christian Science reveals. No argument of material sense can overthrow this truth; no denial of God's power can ever make Him less than omnipotent; no attempt on the part of mortal mind to make evil real can ever limit good. When men fear evil, when the suggestions of evil are accepted by them as real and they become despondent and hopeless, they are deluded by a lie—by nothing, which claims to be something.

"There shall be time no longer"
January 30, 1937

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