Discussing the Solution, Not the Problem

Few would prolong the anguish and suffering of an unsolved problem, knowing the solution was right at hand. In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy tells us: "Unwittingly you sentence yourself to suffer. The understanding of this will enable you to commute this self -sentence, and meet every circumstance with truth. Disease is less than mind, and Mind can control it." Science and Health, p. 378;

When we seek the help of a Christian Science practitioner, we need to be humble and receptive, ready to listen to the healing message instead of dwelling on the disorder. Self-pity would engulf us as we relate the circumstances leading to a difficult situation, and by the time we pause for breath perhaps we are more aware of the difficulties than we were before we called for help. Mrs. Eddy counsels, "Neither sympathy nor society should ever tempt us to cherish error in any form, and certainly we should not be error's advocate." ibid., pp. 153-154;

In Christian Science one learns that only good is real—good health, good relationships, good of every nature. The unreal is anything unlike God, good. Knowing we are God's children, we can expect good at all times, under every circumstance. Confidently we can reject whatever ruse error may employ to distract our attention from omnipresent good. Evil cannot prevent our natural gravitation toward the demonstration of our perfection as the likeness of God.

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Immortality and Brotherhood
September 26, 1977

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