In the words of James (3:17), "The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy." In this sublime verse purity appears first in "the wisdom that is from above."

How wise is the one who seeks this purity of thought that is the primary requisite for the realization of the good which is the natural heritage of man as the child, or image and likeness, of God. Although these qualities of thought are ever present to the man of God's creating, it requires the diligent watching of our mental processes to detect and cast out as unreal those phases of the so-called human mind which obviously come from the Adam-dream. Active spiritual awakening is a pure, joyous process, which can only be health-giving and joy-inspiring. The Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, asks in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 104), "Who wants to be mortal, or would not gain the true ideal of Life and recover his own individuality?"

February 10, 1951

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