It is wise to heed the warning of Mary Baker Eddy on page 449 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," where she writes: "The inoculation of evil human thoughts ought to be understood and guarded against. The first impression, made on a mind which is attracted or repelled according to personal merit or demerit, is a good detective of individual character."

Any attraction, whether it appear harmless or even advantageous, which dethrones men's judgment and appeals to their senses, arousing admiration, curiosity, or submission to another's desires and opinions, is a form of inoculation. "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him," said Jesus, thus protecting himself from the false adulation and meaningless discipleship of those who would follow him for vain or sinister motive.

Item of Interest
August 1, 1942

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