"HONESTY IS SPIRITUAL POWER"

One day a student of Christian Science was studying the words honest and honesty in the light of its teachings. She found that Mary Baker Eddy tells us in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 272): "The spiritual sense of truth must be gained before Truth can be understood. This sense is assimilated only as we are honest, unselfish, loving, and meek."

The student was especially impressed with the quality of honesty mentioned in the passage just cited, and she asked herself: "What does it mean to be honest? We may say that we are honest in the sense that we would never take anything that belonged to another, and that we are truthful in our dealings with our neighbor, but is that the highest sense of honesty?"

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