What Is the Cost?

Christ Jesus once said, "Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?" Luke 14:28; The Master was thinking of a prudent man, of whom he spoke with obvious approval.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says, "Through the accession of spirituality, God, the divine Principle of Christian Science, literally governs the aims, ambition, and acts of the Scientist," and then she adds this: "The divine ruling gives prudence and energy." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 204;

The prudent man not only counts the cost; he considers the worth also. He realizes that he should know to whom he's listening, from whence his thoughts come, and where they lead him. He will consider what is influencing him and to what he is yielding his thinking.

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Are We Prepared?
November 25, 1967

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