"The time for thinkers has come," declares Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. vii). And she continues farther on, "Ignorance of God is no longer the stepping-stone to faith." The call for thinkers becomes more urgent as mankind, troubled by world happenings, gropes for peace and security. According to Christian Science, the attainment of harmony is possible for each individual through turning to God as the only Mind, and in ordering his thoughts and life consistently with the divine Mind.

Paul in his epistle to the Philippians gives us a guide for right thinking. He says (4:8), "Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

First in the apostle's enumeration of that which should hold our attention are the things that are true. What are these things? The standard by which the right thinker measures that which is true is its permanency, its spiritual excellence, its divine worthiness, its genuine reality. As his spiritual perception directs, he will conclude that God is true and that all that God makes is true. It follows that man's true identity, his existence as the individual image of God, is true, for all that reflects God is as real and as eternal as God is.

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