Watching on the Highway

Motorists on highways the world over are constantly alerted to the need for keeping watch. Helpful signs are erected indicating the possibility of hazards from falling rocks, icy patches, deer, cattle, and, in Australia, kangaroos. These signs keep the driver constantly awake to the need for care, and they have their place in maintaining safety on the roads.

But there is another watch we need to keep, which is even more important if we are to experience maximum safety while traveling, namely, the watch over our own thinking. Mrs. Eddy writes: "Watch, and pray daily that evil suggestions, in whatever guise, take no root in your thought nor bear fruit. Ofttimes examine yourselves, and see if there be found anywhere a deterrent of Truth and Love, and 'hold fast that which is good.'" The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, pp. 128, 129;

Most people will agree that the highway is fertile territory for evil suggestions. Depraved qualities of mortal mind —human will, pride, exhibitionism, anger, greed, and impatience—present themselves continually, claiming dominion over one's own actions as well as those of other motorists. Images of possible mishap loom up in human thought as a consequence of careless pedestrians and drivers, unpredictable children and animals. One is tempted to believe there are many conflicting minds, often acting foolishly to tie up traffic and cause frustration and disaster.

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