Rising Above Mists

Almost constantly within the human heart there is the silent struggle to rise above the mists of earth. Regarding this struggle, our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 118), "Be of good cheer; the warfare with one's self is grand: it gives one plenty of employment, and the divine Principle worketh with you, —and obedience crowns persistent effort with everlasting victory."

Obedience to one's present highest sense of right resolves itself into obedience to his highest sense of Principle. This sense is enlightened and uplifted as he advances Spiritward and as his understanding of the unchanging nature of Principle becomes more settled and stable.

The various mistakes and the stumbling that may sometimes accompany an effort to conquer a false sense of self and to prove that as an idea or reflection of Principle he is at one with Principle, are of minor importance to the rightness of the motive. If each mistake, each regretful lapse from the good that he desires, is followed by renewed and greater effort in the guarding of his mental door, the individual will be stronger and wiser because of it.

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Follow Your Leader
March 11, 1944

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