True Evaluation

A Student of Christian Science, who had been called upon to appraise a certain property, found that in order to reach a reasonable basis of evaluation many factors had to be taken into consideration, such as the future trend of business, quality of construction, and other similar items. Thus he saw the importance of learning the facts which lie beneath any given matter, that it may be correctly evaluated, "while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

The Bible informs us that God is Spirit, and that He created all that is made and called it good. Actually, therefore, all is spiritual and good. Armed with this knowledge, one may procced with confidence to overcome evil of every sort. Problems arising in our daily affairs, if understood and dealt with correctly, according to divine law, are solved. And foes such as sickness and poverty vanish before a right understanding of reality. Evil, which has never been created and has no power, cannot disturb one who is aware of its falsity. One ceases to believe in the power of evil when he understands that God is good, and that He is ever present and has all power.

Christ Jesus correctly evaluated all things. He drove the money-changers out of the temple and denounced the Pharisees; yet he had compassion for the Magdalen. He saw clearly the unreality of evil—sickness, poverty, and death—and therefore was master of these errors. He explained the power which he possessed by saying, "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." Everyone who seeks to do the Father's will may attain the ability to do the works he did and bade his followers do. This ability unfolds as one obeys the Master's precepts, turning away from false suggestions of materiality and guarding against all evil thoughts. In this way the consciousness of Spirit's supremacy is gained, and with it the power to overcome error.

"Thy will be done"
March 20, 1937

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