An airplane pilot in World War II had completed his required number of missions over Europe and was resting at his base in Italy, awaiting orders to return to the United States. At this time he was working diligently in his study of Christian Science. He said that the thought came to him definitely one day to volunteer for further service. His commanding officers were greatly surprised, but assigned him to further duty. The pilot had no fear. He said that in his study he had seen that there could not be more or less of God. He knew this meant there could not be more or less of man either, and that therefore he would be exempt from danger. Maintaining this realization brought him safely through many more missions and eventually home.

In Ecclesiastes we read (3:14, 15): "I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been: and God requireth that which is past." God, Mind, being All, there can be no more or less of Mind or of Mind's idea, man. Nothing can be added to divine reality; nothing can be subtracted from it.

July 21, 1951

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