Discipline versus indulgence

Much of the advertising bombarding us through radio, television, and the press concerns the physical body, its size and shape. Currently, diet has become a full-blown fad. This tends to make even the Christian Scientist food conscious. It would rivet thought on physicality. So, how do we face this barrage of propaganda? Certainly not by merely averting our eyes and closing our ears. It is always wise to be aware of the general beliefs that claim to be prevalent in human thinking, and then, through our understanding of God and man, know them to be powerless to help or harm. Christ Jesus gives practical and correct instructions: "Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink?" Matt. 6:31;

We discover early in our study of Christian Science that the body can be compared to a blackboard on which we display our thoughts and emotions. Body is considered as externalized or objectified thought, embraced in the mind of its possessor. So, we take thought for thought!

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