Investing and Right Motives

Capital in the form of the investment of savings is necessary if we are to have the businesses, factories, machines, and jobs the world needs. The investor who helps provide such capital is performing a useful and important service to society.

The business of successful investing seems to involve many uncertainties. Few fields of human endeavor require such a high degree of alertness, reasoning ability, and intuition. Christian Science teaches that these qualities are God-derived. They do not emanate from millions of competitive mortal mind; or from brains encased within bone structure. These qualities are progressively expressed when men recognize man as the reflection of the one Mind, God, and then act in accordance with that truth.

But whoever sees himself as a creator or an intelligence separate from God will find it severely taxing on the personal concept of intelligence, with its limited attributes to come up with the right answers to investment decisions with any degree of consistency or continuity of success.

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Neither Mistake nor Penalty
May 22, 1965

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