Where the Action Is

Today the emphasis is on action. People want to be where things are happening. Eager to be on the move, they are not content to sit and wait. Modern thought is geared to a fast pace. A supersonic concept is not willing to wait for a horse-and-buggy approach. It means action—now.

Modern activists advocate doing rather than aimless thinking. Yet thought is quicker than supersonic flight; it is instantaneous. Thoughtless action may accomplish nothing or result in disaster. The most successful action is the effect of clear thinking, as Christian Science constantly proves.

Christ Jesus' ministry was constant divine action. He taught living precepts to his followers, withdrawing at intervals into the wilderness to pray. But always he returned to the people and healed them. Wherever Jesus was, there was action. It was evidenced as the overturning of mortal beliefs and the establishment of divine facts. His perception of true being as spiritual was so clear that he healed disease instantaneously.

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Both Sides of Gratitude
May 30, 1970

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