What is there, instead?

One student of Christian Science, early in his study, learned to ask himself when confronted with a difficulty: "What is there, instead?" Many problems were resolved through this approach, and physical healings took place.

It's helpful to ask ourselves, "What is this thing, right side up?" If God is All-in-all, as Christian Science explains, then how and where can evil of any kind exist? The absolute and scientific answer is that it does not. One is not battling with something real. One is disproving discord by bringing to light one's actual, spiritual sonship with the Father, divine Love.

In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy tells us: "The greatest wrong is but a supposititious opposite of the highest right." Science and Health, p. 368; Giving heed to that strong word "supposititious" can take the sting out of any error. Such a stand can uproot error and reveal the foolishness of believing in it, whether it be sickness, fear, worry, lack, danger, or any other inharmonious presentation.

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May 15, 1978

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