Challenge Apathy

Throughout the ages unconventional or radical modes of thought have provoked storms of protest. But nevertheless the earth is not flat, and it does revolve on its own axis around the sun. And man did fly through space and eventually walk on the moon. Does it really need to take thousands of years to acknowledge what Christ Jesus proved beyond a doubt: that man is made spiritually in the likeness of God and not materially in the likeness of a mortal? This is what Mrs. Eddy's discovery is all about.

Mrs. Eddy knew that progress in demonstrating the truth of being was not all smooth sailing. Out of personal experience she writes: "If you venture upon the quiet surface of error and are in sympathy with error, what is there to disturb the waters? What is there to strip off error's disguise?" And she continues, "If you launch your bark upon the ever-agitated but healthful waters of truth, you will encounter storms. Your good will be evil spoken of. This is the cross. Take it up and bear it, for through it you win and wear the crown." Science and Health, p. 254;

It takes courage to disturb the pattern of mortal thinking. Mortal mind, or the belief that life is material, likes to be left alone. It does not like to be deprived of a personal sense, of pride, self-will, self-satisfaction, and other mortal, self-centered elements. Apathy causes people to feel that there is nothing too much wrong with them and that it is troublesome to discover their own faults. But the elements of mortal thought need to be challenged until they yield to the qualities of the divine Mind.

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Frisco's Story
May 31, 1975

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