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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July 10, 1971

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