Thinking Rightly of Everyone

One of the earliest lessons in the study of Christian Science is that of thinking rightly of everyone. The student soon learns to recognize as real only the good and spiritual qualities, which reflect God; and he then sees as false and illusive any habit, impulse, or characteristic that does not exist in Spirit, Truth.

An important step in gaining an understanding of Christian Science is to think rightly of all those with whom we come in contact, for thus are we expressing everlasting Love, divine Mind. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes (p. 13), "Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals;" and we must strive to prove that fact continually.

How fully Jesus reflected Love in his attitude toward the people! In Luke's Gospel it is recorded that a sufferer reached out yearningly for healing. In the light of his tenderness and his understanding of spiritual perfection, blessed by his silent realization of the presence of God, she found herself healed, and heard joyously the Master's words, "Be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace." While meeting the varied beliefs of those who sought him, traversing humbly the paths of his ministry, Jesus retained undiminished his perception of God's likeness everywhere. Always his clear vision behold as real each one's divine inheritance of health and strength, uprightness and integrity.

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"Now is the day of salvation"
June 27, 1942

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