God Governs

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and the Leader of the movement, says in "Retrospection and Introspection" (p. 90), "It is safe to leave with God the government of man." In all her writings she has made it very clear that the law of God, good, governs man. This fact is of supreme comfort to anyone who feels that evil can influence and affect him. The carnal mind would have us believe that we come under the influence of the sun, moon, stars, and planets, and that our work, health, and happiness are directly governed by them.

Suggestions that astronomical conditions govern our character and everything relating to our progress or failure, as the case may be, and various other superstitions, may present themselves. Therefore, it is most important that we obey our Leader's words in the Manual of The Mother Church, where she says in part (p. 42), "It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to defend himself daily against aggressive mental suggestion."

If we start the day by filling our consciousness with the truth about God, and about our relation to Him, we are setting up our sure defense. "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it," said the Psalmist, and we can accept this assurance for ourselves by knowing that "this day" which is God-governed is filled with opportunities to express our God-given dominion over every erroneous suggestion or condition.

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