Are we thinking Godlike thoughts? We must do so progressively to better our experience


We are daily called upon to choose the thoughts which make up our consciousness. Since our thoughts determine the condition and circumstances of our human experience—the condition of our body, our home, business, and relation to others—it is of the utmost importance to our welfare that we make a right choice, that we ascertain the nature and origin of the thoughts we entertain. Therefore Mary Baker Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 462), "Anatomy, when conceived of spiritually, is mental self-knowledge, and consists in the dissection of thoughts to discover their quality, quantity, and origin." Then she poses the question, "Are thoughts divine or human?" and follows it with this significant conclusion: "That is the important question."

Christian Science reveals that God is All, the one infinite and eternal Mind, and that the only truly right and scientific thoughts or ideas are those which come from this all-knowing and omnipotent Mind. These thoughts are spiritual, perfect, and eternal. They partake of the nature of God, good. Mind unceasingly imparts them to man. His reflection, as this passage from Jeremiah indicates (29:11): "I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Man, God's image, therefore has no mind or intelligence of his own, but reflects the one all-knowing Mind, God. He knows only God's thoughts. They fill his consciousness with peace and power, health and holiness, substance and life. They impel his actions, which are always harmonious, purposeful, governed by Principle.

February 12, 1949

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