Desirous of expressing more harmony, a student of Christian Science was helped when he reasoned, "Whatever I consent to as real I admit not only into my thought but also into my experience." He saw that just as an unpleasant facial expression is the result of accepting unpleasant thoughts, so discordant conditions of the material body and in one's affairs are the result of admitting wrong thoughts into consciousness. He studied with the aid of the Concordances all that Mary Baker Eddy says in her writings about "admit" and "acknowledge" and their related forms. Obeying Jesus' counsel (Mark 13:37), "What I say unto you I say unto all, Watch," he watched his thought very carefully and endeavored to admit into his consciousness only Godlike thoughts. In a short time he found himself healthy, harmonious, and experiencing abundance in every way. But greater than all he found he was more aware that the spiritual is natural, for this constant acceptance of Godlike thoughts brought his consciousness into closer relation with the Christ, the spiritual idea.

Students of Christian Science wish to progress. They desire to understand better the nature of God and man. They want to see God's perfect, harmonious universe and to be conscious of themselves as perfect. How can they gain the fulfillment of this true desire? The Bible gives this answer (Ps. 37:4, 5): "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." And Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 90),"The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea."

March 21, 1953

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