All Can Know the Truth

One of the much-loved promises of the Bible is found in the eleventh verse of the ninety-first Psalm: "He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." In the girl-hood home of the writer there hung a picture of a little boy walking across a log which had fallen six or seven feet above a rushing stream. Beside the child was a traditional picture of an angel with beautiful face and long white wings. The angel was not actually touching the small boy, but one felt the encircling care and knew that the child would not be allowed to slip.

Mary Baker Eddy gives us in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," a new concept of angels, defining them thus (p. 581): "God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality." In accepting this definition we can expect spiritual intuitions to come to us directly from God, and we early learn to know that these pure and perfect intuitions not only direct but protect our footsteps in all that we do.

An illustration of this protection came one afternoon when two little boys were on their way into the country with their grandmother to watch the trains go by on a transcontinental road. Driving towards the valley where the tracks ran, they were followed by a motorcycle ridden by two men. The motorcycle wove back and forth from one side of the road to the other, part of the time following close behind the automobile and then lagging well to the rear. The driving was so erratic that one of the little boys said, "Sometimes people get hurt when they ride like that." The grandmother replied, "There are no accidents in divine Mind," and the smaller boy answered, "God takes care of everyone." It occurred to the grandmother that the idea of there being no accidents in divine Mind was a big statement to make to such a small boy. Then the thought came that if he was old enough to hear of error he was old enough to know the truth.

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"Speak out, O soul!"
December 14, 1946

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