REBUKE RIGHTLY DIRECTED

Rebuke is essential in the practice of Christian Science, but it is never employed for the purpose of bringing discomfort or unhappiness to anyone. Rebuke is directed at mortal mind, sin, in its spurious claim to operate as the mind of man and thus usurp the place of God. To mortal mind only belong discomfort and unhappiness. Only to mortal mind, an illusory mentality, can inharmony appear, and then only as an illusion of selfhood.

In the degree that an individual accepts the mesmeric presence of mortal mind as his mind he may seem to experience the discomfort which it experiences. Accordingly, rebuke directed at mortal mind to encompass its destruction aids the demonstration of the individual's separateness from mortal mind and therefore from its discomfort and unhappiness. Hence rebuke, so far as the individual is concerned, is loving, considerate, salutary.

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OUR PLACE IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD
October 22, 1949
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