Sometimes a problem arises in a Christian Scientist's experience for which no immediate solution seems evident. Perhaps his first impulse is to discuss the problem with someone who is more experienced than he; and sometimes this step is a wise one. But human opinion is fallible and lacks the supreme wisdom of the all-knowing Mind. The seeker who perceives this turns naturally to God, whom Mary Baker Eddy defines on page 587 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" as "the great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence."

The human mind, sensing its own inadequacy, tends to turn to other human minds for comfort. One who understands that man is the reflection of infinite Mind, the image and likeness of God, as Christian Science reveals, turns as naturally to his heavenly Father-Mother as a little child turns to his human parents. He then finds that he is lovingly governed and cared for by divine Principle, not by person.

Mrs. Eddy writes (ibid., p.2): "God is Love. Can we ask Him to be more? God is intelligence. Can we inform the infinite Mind of anything He does not already comprehend?" Infinite Mind already understands our need, but this does not imply that God sees the error as the human mind sees it and admits its reality. God sees man as He created him, in His own image and likeness. In beholding this likeness, God sees nothing unlike Himself; therefore He sees no problem. He sees man governed and guided by God's unerring and eternal law. Where, then, is the seeming error that needs correction? Obviously it is only a belief of mortal mind. In the proportion that this erroneous belief is replaced by Truth, its utter nothingness becomes apparent, and it disappears from consciousness. So we see that God supplies the answer to our problem by knowing that man and his environment are wholly good.

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November 17, 1956

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