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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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JOSEPH G. HEARD
Donalda von Poellnitz
The Water of Life
JEAN M. SNYDER
"Am I a God at hand?"
PAUL AGNEW RANDALL
Dating—on a Firm Foundation
PRISCILLA A. ALEXANDER
An Interview: with a Novelist
with contributions from Henrietta Buckmaster
Taking Our Stand
Helen Wood Bauman
"With God's help I can do it!"
Alan A. Aylwin
In 1916 a very good acquaintance of mine sent a package of...
My gratitude to Christian Science is beyond any words to express
Mary Elizabeth Machin
When a young girl, I was riding horseback on a barren hill one...
Beatrice Warren Dilcock
The study and practice of Christian Science constantly helps...
Lola Ann Frye with contributions from Elaine L. Frye
As a young girl I longed to have a religion that had proof of its...
Beryl R. Margetts
Signs of the Times
Frank Halliday Ferris