To What Are You Looking Forward?

It has been well said that an honest answer to the question, "To what are you looking forward?" would give one a fairly accurate picture of an individual's history, character, and degree of happiness and energy. The answers would be various. One would be looking forward to success in business, another to repose, another to adventure. One would envisage the enjoyment of riches, another the cessation of anxious care. In every answer much would be left out; for energies, talents, and longings are often ignored or regretfully renounced because men limit and circumscribe themselves. This is because they do not yet understand that "mortal existence," as Mrs. Eddy has said, "is a state of self-deception and not the truth of being" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 403).

To be freed from self-deception and the limitations that ahere to "mortal existence" would be a great thing. In fact, it would revolutionize both our private lives and the world's standard. Such deliverance depends upon our spiritual outlook, our understanding of God. To achieve it we must first turn our gaze towards what is really true. "What is truth?" Pontius Pilate asked Christ Jesus, but he did not wait for an answer. Jesus came to "bear witness unto the truth," to teach the "good tidings of great joy" that God is Spirit, omnipresent good; that He is our Father and tenderly loves us; that His power is omnipotent, and that His love sustains us. The truth which Jesus revealed was "living water" and "the bread of life."

"A scientific, right thought"
June 11, 1938

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