Through the understanding of Christian Science one gains the power to eliminate from consciousness the traits of mortal mind—fear, doubt, indecision, worry—false beliefs all, which would rob one of his rightful nature as the son of God. It is each Christian Scientist's privilege to demonstrate constantly his God-given nature and to supplant the errors of belief with joyful confidence.

To express confidence is to confide in God, to rely absolutely on the ever-available, never-failing power of infinite Mind, to trust implicitly the unceasing protection of divine Love. And to quote the words of a beautiful hymn, "Safe is such confiding." It is safe, and the only way of wisdom, to place all confidence in God, the Father-Mother of the universe, for with God, good, is infinite power. His is the responsibility of governing the universe, including man, wisely and harmoniously. In the spiritual understanding of God and His government of man are found salvation. the complete answer to every human problem, and the peace for which the entire world is prayerfully seeking.

The confidence inspired by the study of divine Science ensures the fruition of that enlightened, practical faith to which James referred when he said (2:18), "I will shew thee my faith by my works." For as we demonstrate daily that Christian Science is wholly adequate to solve every problem that mortal mind may seem to devise, worry and fear are naturally replaced by calm assurance and loving devotion to Principle and to the rules of Christian Science. Sickness, sin, lack, or inadequacy cannot stand before the power of spiritual understanding which is gained as we reflect in ever-increasing measure the harmony of Principle. Each proof of the healing and protecting power of all-inclusive Love teaches us more of the truth voiced by David: "He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.... His truth shall be thy shield and buckler."

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Our Father
August 31, 1946

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