How Constancy Blesses

When constancy in knowing good becomes habitual, the blessings promised in the Bible are manifested. Constancy denotes steadfastness. In Christian Science it implies a perpetual acknowledgment that good is the only power, that universal harmony reigns. This fact, without reservation, is the spiritual truth of oneself, one's associates, and all mankind.

Constancy demands that our thought be spiritualized continually. The inspiration gained while reading the Lesson-Sermon, outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly and containing selections from the Bible and from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, should imbue consciousness with a sense of peace and gratitude that abides long after the books have been closed. Indeed, the books should not be closed until the substance of what has been read has inspired thought sufficiently to carry one through the day and to render him capable of rejecting immediately and emphatically the flood of material arguments which continually present themselves.

In Isaiah an inspired message is set forth (43:12), "I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God." Mankind prays earnestly for guidance and protection. The merciful power described in the Bible is ever present, but is obscured at times by strange gods, deceptions of mortal mind, which urge a belief of intelligence and power in matter. Uncovering and removing the strange gods denoted in the canonical passage must be done consistently with alertness and honesty. This is a constant, moment-by-moment mental activity.

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How Shall I Choose?
August 14, 1965

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