"The calm and exalted thought"

In the Bible we read, "Be still, and know that I am God."Ps. 46:10; To know that God is, is to be conscious of His allness. But this awareness is not a recognition of God's allness coming to mortal or material sense. Rather, it is the yielding of this false sense to spiritual sense, which is always conscious of His allness. To spiritual sense, there is no material sense. But in the human realm there is a necessity for yielding. And because the human being must achieve regeneration, must be evangelized, there may at times be a necessity for a struggle. But the individual can regard such experiences as strengthening and exalting.

The human mind is sometimes reluctant to yield. Though continuously clamoring for release from its woes, it desires release without yielding to God as All and the only Mind. This accounts for its struggles. But the more uplifted one's thought, the less severe and exhausting will be one's encounters with supposititious evil, until mortal error finally yields entirely to spiritual truth.

Because the teachings of Christian Science are, to the human mind, revolutionary, the application of this Science may appear burdensome to an individual before he understands and fully appreciates its insistence on the allness of God, good. If one has not yet accepted and yielded to this scientific fact, he might be attempting to handle error as a reality or to perceive spiritual truths through the evidence of the material senses.

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Away from Home, but Close to God
July 20, 1968

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