From Truth's Point of View

Many people feel that an old American Indian prayer makes a useful point—one that will bless those who practice its message: "Great Spirit, grant that I might not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins." Certainly many of us have learned from experience that some degree of harmony can come to a situation when we are willing to take an honest look at things from the other fellow's point of view.

A parent, for instance, may well be able to deal more compassionately and understandingly with a child's problems if the parent is willing to view the situation through the child's eyes. The husband or wife, as well as employer or employee, can find it useful to genuinely appreciate how the other sees things. Obviously there are instances when people would be benefited were they to take the time and effort to walk that mile in their neighbor's moccasins.

While, on a human basis, seeing the other individual's outlook can sometimes be helpful, Christian Science reveals the way to see things from a more accurate view than just another person's standpoint. It teaches us to see from Truth's point of view. God is Truth. To make our observation from the standpoint of Truth not only brings harmony to surface human circumstances, it brings deep-rooted transformation in thought and is the basis for healing all discords.

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