Purity and Vision

Even from a human view, civilization, progress in education and the arts, is the search for a more exalted vision. "Where there is no vision, the people perish," says a familiar proverb. Even in practical, present-day business, it is high praise to speak of one as "a man of vision." It is significant that this is applied, not to the individual who sees what is apparent to everyone, but to the courageous worker who goes ahead of the crowd, making visible for others that which he sees. So, even in the vernacular, vision means mental seeing.

The world has searched somewhat blindly for this precious vision. But, in Christian Science, we know that we have the inalienable right at any moment to turn from the mirage of mortal seeming and receive the true vision of pure being. With the world holding up alarming pictures of seeming chaos, our great need today is to know that we have instant access to the reality which lifts thought above fear and confusion into the calm of spiritual consciousness.

April 9, 1938

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