HOW DO THINGS LOOK TO US?

The student of Christian Science watches his thought very carefully to discover where his gaze rests, and what he is contemplating. He asks himself if he is looking toward substantial good, which is of God, or if he is dwelling on inconsequential things of mortal mind.

Assuredly it is important to be conscious of where we are looking, and it is of even greater importance to see that thought is turned toward God, good. One brisk morning a Christian Scientist was striding along absorbed in the joy that comes from the realization of the power of good over evil. There was a bridge ahead. He looked forward to walking over it. However, as he got closer to it, he heard a roar, which dominated his thought and disturbed his peace. He found, below the bridge, a torrent of madly rushing water, white only where it dashed against a huge rock and leaped high in seeming glee. The destructive force, attempting to tear apart everything in its path, fascinated him. It seemed to beckon to him and say: "Come down with us and have fun. Why stay up there on the bridge?"

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