Closer contact with Truth when self-will and apathy are removed

IF YOU WOULD HEAR, LISTEN

To all who would be free from the claim of deafness, learning to listen spiritually is an important factor in gaining that freedom. According to a dictionary, the word "listen" means "to give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to give ear." In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy defines "ears" as "not organs of the so-called corporeal senses, but spiritual understanding" (p. 585). To gain spiritual understanding and its resultant freedom, the first step is "to give close attention" or to be spiritually alert, to listen spiritually.

The question arises, To what is one to give close attention; for what shall he listen spiritually? The Bible tells us plainly (Isa. 1:10): "Give ear unto the law of our God." The law of God, which He gave to Moses, was the Ten Commandments. And the first of these Commandments, as explained in Christian Science, establishes the fact that there is one power only, God, or good, and that His law is the law of good. This law is the law of Spirit, the only real law, ever present and always in operation.

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