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A Four-step Diet Plan
Let me tell you about my diet. It's a wonder! The more you "eat," the more you "lose," with never any ill effects. What's more, there's no time limit!
Step One. A thorough checkup—of your mental condition. How much do you need to lose? How much impatience, irritability, selfishness? How about willfulness, stubbornness, intemperance? To follow this diet, you must weigh your thought daily—even hourly— to see that you are constantly taking a little more weight out of the scale of materiality. Mrs. Eddy writes, "The human mind acts more powerfully to offset the discords of matter and the ills of flesh, in proportion as it puts less weight into the material or fleshly scale and more weight into the spiritual scale." Science and Health, p. 155;
Step Two. A goal—perfection. Impossible? Not on this diet! Christ Jesus commanded, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matt. 5:48. Following the rules he laid down in his Sermon on the Mount, and claiming our true spiritual being as Christian Science reveals it, we accept for ourselves that goal of perfection.
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Influencing the Future
MARGUERITE E. BUTTNER
Facing the Draft and Serving God
J. ROYSTON GATHINGS
What Hinders Us?
HOMER B. MOFFETT
Triumphing over Loneliness
SUZANNE P. CHAMBERLIN
Proving Evil's Unreality
HARRY H. NUFFER, JR.
A Four-step Diet Plan
CAROL C. OZBOLT
Make Each Moment Tell
ELIZABETH S. MURRAY
Althea Brooks Hollenbeck
Healing Racial Divisions
The Christian Science Board of Directors
The Healing Power of Soul
Carl J. Welz
The Cost of Keeping Well
In Philippians, St. Paul writes (1:21): "For to me to live is...
Lancelot Joseph Newman
After more than fifty years of proving the efficacy of Christian Science...
Virginia L. Beamer with contributions from Robert D. Beamer
I owe the happiness and harmony of my life to the study of...
Anne H. Wold with contributions from Roger B. Wold
I am thirteen years old, and I was born into a Christian Science...
Bambi Lynn Brinton with contributions from Carol J. Brinton, Don M. Brinton, Hazel V. Brinton, Lawrence N. Brinton