Watch

In Mark's Gospel it is recorded that Jesus, after giving much helpful admonition to his disciples, concluded with the statement, "And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." This emphatic command, rightly understood, includes watching one's thoughts, one's words, one's deeds. In "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 213) Mrs. Eddy says, "Watch your thoughts, and see whether they lead you to God and into harmony with His true followers." To keep thought in harmony with God and His true followers calls for constant watching. This correction of thought is in direct accord with the Scriptural teaching of Paul, who wrote to the Romans, "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind."

Is there a member of our family, a friend, or a business companion about whom we are thinking carelessly and incorrectly? Even if this one seems to be manifesting error, it is our business to destroy the falsity in our thought by separating error from the person and knowing it to be unreal. What marvelous changes are wrought through true thinking! One who was once unkindly spoken to by a relative, without apparent provocation, instantly refused to accept the error as real, and realized the allness and goodness of God and that man is His likeness. The result was immediate. Within just a few moments a sense of anger was changed to kindness, and the speaker completely reversed the unkind statement in question.

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