Taking Our Stand

Taking a stand for an honest conviction is a wise step. But an honest conviction needs to be hedged about with spiritual meekness rather than with willful, human determination. The rightness of our stand is what protects us, not any personal push we might try to add to our conviction.

Some people run into interference from others when they begin the study of Christian Science. They may find themselves in the position of having to stand firmly for their intention to depend upon God, or Spirit, alone for healing. But no one need take a stand for spiritual help with clenched fists or defiant words. Depth of conviction is more effective than emotional intensity.

To stand meekly before the scientific facts that God is the only Mind and that evil mind, the opposite of God, has no reality, hence no authority to control a situation, silences opposition and leaves a person free to prove God's government of his life. In Unity of Good Mary Baker Eddy says of an evil ego, or mortal mind: "It has no origin or existence in Spirit, immortal Mind, or good. Matter is not truly conscious; and mortal error, called mind, is not Godlike. These are the shadowy and false, which neither think nor speak." Un, pp. 45, 46;

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