Our Highest Sense of Right

Often people of good intention are tempted to compromise conscience for reasons of expediency. But this is not trusting the divine Principle of being to control their affairs. Christian Science inspires one to act up to his highest sense of right under all circumstances— to do what is right because it is right and not for personal reasons.

Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 456): "Science makes no concessions to persons or opinions. One must abide in the morale of truth or he cannot demonstrate the divine Principle."

If the right step to take or right opinion to express is not clearly discerned, then one's task is to demonstrate the wisdom that belongs to man, made in God's likeness. God's man reflects untainted wisdom, and uncertainty about a course of action simply means that prayerful metaphysical work must be done in order that one may bring the real man and his reflected wisdom to light. Wisdom never makes mistakes. This God-derived quality gives direction to thought and makes it possible for the demonstrator of wisdom to "abide in the morale of truth." Then action fits into the universal pattern of good that is God's plan for His creation.

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"Heredity is not a law"
May 23, 1964

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