Taking a stand

A friend of mine was telling me how he took his stand recently for what he felt was right. He didn't impulsively react, stubbornly rebel, or get all churned up inside. He simply did what he felt he should do, even though no one else took the stand he did. Later his position proved to be right, and he was praised for his courage.

Are we as willing to take our stand for what we feel is right? And to do it as often as seems necessary? Or do we allow ourselves to be pushed around and intimidated when we know something is wrong at home, on the job, in our social life, or even in our church work? If we know something is wrong, why do we let it go on and on and on? Where is our moral courage to stand up for what we feel is right?

We can face error—anything not good, not of God—as we take our stand with Truth, God. "Truth is always the victor," Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 380; writes Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science. Truth never loses nor falters, gets rattled and impulsive, becomes browbeaten and terrified. Truth is always triumphant, all-powerful, all-present, All. Truth knows, is conscious of, only that which really is.

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May 8, 1978

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