Loyalty

In "Retrospection and Introspection" (p. 50) our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes, "By loyalty in students I mean this, — allegiance to God, subordination of the human to the divine, steadfast justice, and strict adherence to divine Truth and Love." A synonym for the word "allegiance" is "constancy"; and constancy is defined as "steadfastness or firmness of mind." Steadfastness and firmness in loyalty to the one Mind are truly needed in order that students of Christian Science may meet the suggestions of mortal mind.

The Christian Scientist should not agree with the claims of error at any time; and especially at this time of world unrest, when error is continually sending forth its false claims through every possible material means, he must be alert in expressing loyalty to God through correct thinking. We cannot "serve two masters." Either we are acknowledging God as supreme in our thinking or, in belief, we are giving power to error. Allegiance to God means obedience to the command, "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve." In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 183): "Divine Mind rightly demands man's entire obedience, affection, and strength. No reservation is made for any lesser loyalty."

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