CONCERNING MAN'S PERFECTION

One who was investigating the possibilities of a healing through prayer once attended a Christian Science lecture and was deeply impressed with this recommendation of the lecturer: "Let only good be paraded and detailed." Upon reaching his home he turned to a work written by Mary Baker Eddy entitled "Unity of Good," which fell open at page 17. Here he read: "I say, Be allied to the deific power, and all that is good will aid your journey, as the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. (Judges v. 20.) Hourly, in Christian Science, man thus weds himself with God, or rather he ratifies a union predestined from all eternity."

These statements brought the realization that advancement in the understanding and use of the truth is entirely possible to those who strive to parade and detail only good. He perceived that no special agility of intellect, no ultraproficiency in literary attainments, is required, but only the cultivation of a humble, honest, obedient receptivity to and appreciation of that good which allies one to the deific power. Later that same day he was led to read in the Bible some of St. Paul's experiences. Paul reached the conclusion that the peace of mind which passes all human understanding will surely accrue when thought is devoted to that which is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, virtuous, praiseworthy, and of good report. As the searcher for Truth accepted a simple correction of his thought, healing followed quickly.

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