Reliance on one Mind

A Reader in a Church of Christ, Scientist, about to conduct the Wednesday testimony meeting, was having trouble with a tense throat. He protested inwardly that the condition was only a false belief; but the suggestion persisted that false beliefs were not always easy to get rid of, and this seemed to be such a case. Suddenly, as he prayed, he remembered that there is but the one Mind—that is, God—and Mind has no false beliefs whatsoever. Therefore such beliefs were entirely unreal—nonexistent. They were "nothing but a nothing." Instantly he felt his throat relax. His reading that evening was unusually clear and effective.

"All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all."Science and Health, p. 468; This declaration in "the scientific statement of being" by Mrs. Eddy is a profound truth—one that helps all who rely on it. This truth refutes the injurious claims of mortal sense, such as suffering, illness, fear, despondency, and sinful temptation. Like a lifesaver on a boat, it is something to grasp and hold to when danger threatens—and at all times.

Of importance in its practicality is the acceptance of another great truth, pointed out in Genesis: "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."Gen. 1:31; And good means perfect, without defect. The infinite manifestation of the loving omnipotent God could not be less than perfect. Understanding this truth obliterates error.

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A Reader's prayer
September 11, 1978

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