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You have been so generous through many years in your attitude towards Christian Science and its teachings that I am sure you will find space for an amplification of your reference to Christian Science in a recent editorial on national affairs. Your editorial comment urging a change in national affairs stated, "It would have a sort of Christian Science effect upon all people, for if they thought everything was going to improve, that alone would establish the long wished-for improvement."

Christian Science teaches the way to establish a sure foundation for right thinking. It is not just "sit'n' and think'n'." Among the many passages from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, the following is selected (pp. 339, 340): "The basis of all health, sinlessness, and immortality is the great fact that God is the only Mind; and this Mind must be not merely believed, but it must be understood. To get rid of sin through Science, is to divest sin of any supposed mind or reality, and never to admit that sin can have intelligence or power, pain or pleasure. You conquer error by denying its verity. Our various theories will never lose their imaginary power for good or evil, until we lose our faith in them and make life its own proof of harmony and God." St. Paul knew the basis for right thinking, for he wrote to the Philippians: "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. . . . Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." And Jesus is recorded by Matthew as saying, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Our thinking, to be true thinking, must be based on perfection. Then we may know and understand why "all things work together for good to them that love God."

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