IMPORTANCE OF CLEAR THINKING

There is a difference between thinking about something and actually thinking something through. For example, we may deplore the indulgence of some particular sinful tendency, and we may feel very repentant after having yielded to such a tendency. We may even think about the nothingness of sin and the utter lack of any real pleasure to be derived from it. This is far from a thorough handling of the problem which requires a careful process of reasoning from the basis of the one Mind, God, to the conclusion that man in His likeness is not attracted by sensuality.

The student of Christian Science replaces the contemplation of any sinful tendency with the knowledge that the expression or reflection of God can entertain only thoughts which proceed from the divine Mind. As his consciousness is filled with the knowledge that man is spiritual, pure, loving, strong, intelligent, and inherently good, the sinful tendency diminishes and disappears into its native nothingness. Definite, careful thinking, supported by spiritual understanding, is required to dismiss evil from consciousness.

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