Turning to God

Christian Science offers the Truth-seeker much for which to be grateful. When this Science is understood and honestly applied, the solution to any problem that presents itself is assured. Then he will be able to say with the Psalmist, "In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: and he heard my voice."

Let us suppose, however, that one finds himself entertaining thoughts of discouragement and dissatisfaction as a result of a seeming inability to demonstrate continual progress in his particular field of endeavor. Such seeds of despondency, if not uprooted at their inception, often form a discordant groundwork from which fear and attendant evils may quickly rise to formidable proportions. This negative type of thinking, which is but an insidious form of error, should early be dispelled, lest we become deeply ensnared in ungodlike thoughts and actions.

During such an experience we need to recognize and destroy any erroneous conception of man we may have been harboring in our consciousness. Once uncovered, all misconceptions must be promptly cast out and replaced by the truth. Perhaps a mental inventory may reveal that in our study of Christian Science we have been well versed in the letter but lacking in the spirit. Perhaps we have been believing in God but not understanding Him; perhaps we have been expecting to reap where we have not sown. We may even find that during the stress of trying circumstances we have been believing that God must be reconciled to us, rather than we to God.

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Gathering the Manna
October 24, 1942

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