Right Adjustments of Thought

People often find themselves in need of adjustment—children to parents, parents to children, society to the next generation, race to race, country to country. Sometimes, the harder people try to bring about an adjustment, the worse the situation becomes.

A problem of maladjustment may stir some individuals to fight. Others may believe that there is nothing to do but live with the problem and develop patience. Still others alienate themselves from the world—or try to. But such procedures are superficial. There is a divine Principle to turn to which, when it is understood, will resolve any wrong or any imagined predicament and bless everyone concerned.

Christian Science reveals this Principle to be God and God to be Love. It also reveals Love to be All and man to be Love's likeness, God's harmonious image. When human beings stop trying to adjust themselves to a discordant situation and instead adjust themselves to Principle and its perfect, ever-present creation of ideas, they find that their frustrations and frictions melt away satisfactorily. This is the way Christian Science points out. Even without personal conflicts one's main effort in human life is to adjust oneself to scientific facts; and this means discarding many mortal, false beliefs.

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Truth Is Simple
December 21, 1968

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