Good Is Ours Forever

A common paradox is mankind's seeming inability to accept the existence and continuity of good. We hear all too often such expressions as: "It's too good to be true!" "It's too good to last!"

The child stares wide-eyed at a proffered sweet; the gold miner rushes his newly mined ore to be assayed ; the beggar bites the coin he is given; and the businessman hurries to reconfirm the large order he has just received. All have to be convinced that largess is really theirs.

Serious thought, however, reveals the truth that good is permanent, else it is not truly good. And Christian Science demonstrates that spiritual things alone are permanent. We limit our harmony and our enjoyment when we seek goodness in the material, and then, because material things are uncertain, question our right to have good. We gain contentment and peace when we learn to understand Spirit, God, as the source of all good. Then we can understand its nature and our right to have good always.

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Man's Unity with Life
March 25, 1967

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