Communicating Good

With so many facilities for rapid communication at hand, it is often found necessary to choose by which of the various methods we shall receive or give out news. Daily messages on the affairs of the world come to us through newspapers, radio, and by word of mouth. Often these communications seem pleasant, advantageous, alluring, exciting—sometimes disheartening; yet we need to be alert to recognize wherever suggestions of mortal mind tempt us to believe in a power apart from God.

Each moment in the day we can resolve to accept only the good as true. We can refuse to accept as real those communications which are not beneficial and rightly profitable, and can determine to shut out all thoughts which are not conducive to spiritual progress. Today, the many avenues of communication are filled with propaganda of various kinds, much of which is partisan and one-sided in its appeal.

It is the work of the Christian Scientists so to protect his thought that he will know, as Mary Baker Eddy tells us in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 72), that "evil is neither communicable nor scientific." Is not this an assurance that unless one accept these suggestions as real, they do not come into his experience?

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A Lesson from Nature
September 30, 1939

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