The Use of Quietness

Long before Jesus introduced Christianity, the prophet Isaiah discerned the relation of quietness to righteousness. In two enlightening verses he observes (Isa. 32:17, 18): "And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places."

Have we found quietness to be the effect of our righteous effort? It is simple logic which says that in order to use something we must have it. Christian Science enlightens men as to the nature and ever-availability of every idea of God. As Mary Baker Eddy, its Discoverer and Founder, has said (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 69): "Christian Science is the unfolding of true metaphysics; that is, of Mind, or God, and His attributes. Science rests on Principle and demonstration. The Principle of Christian Science is divine. Its rule is that man shall utilize the divine power." The truth implied in the Scriptural verse quoted at the beginning of this article, namely, that quietness is a finality natural for man to express, calls upon us to express this quality in our daily lives.

The Angels of God's Presence
November 3, 1945

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