Thinkers Are Thankers

We incline to take a great deal for granted in this world, and thoughtlessness leads to thanklessness and thanklessness is not good. A thankless life is barren, cold, fruitless existence, it is devoid of enthusiasm and joy, of wholesome friendships and warm companionships. Nobody wants a thankless life. No individual wants it. No nation wants it.

Thinkers are thankers. The more one understands the Science of being, the more thankful he becomes. "The time for thinkers has come,"  Science and Health, p. vii; Mrs. Eddy declares in the Preface to the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health. Anyone who studies her writings cannot fail to be impressed by her deep gratitude for the divine revelation of Christian Science, revelation that was the outcome of fearless, thoughtful prayer. Certainly her works prove that Christianly scientific thought outlaws indifference to true basics of reality, to divine Love and wisdom and goodness operating constructively in the lives of men.

Indifference and thoughtlessness would induce mankind to blindly accept superstitious beliefs, merely human doctrines, personal opinions and decisions—none worthy of acceptance and certainly not of gratitude. The belief in the necessity of submitting unquestionably to sin, pollution, poverty, disease, and war as inevitable consequences of human environment and existence is a direct result of refusal to think or fear to think.

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Presence, Power, Place
November 21, 1970

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