Mind's unstoppable action

All right action is impelled by divine Principle, which is God. Whatever motivates a worthwhile human activity, then, reflects in some degree that divine Principle. To the extent human consciousness turns to the Christ, the spiritual idea of Principle, as the one motivating power, physical activity will express divine authority and be irreversibly harmonious.

The consciousness of the supremacy of this Principle, as gained through the Christ-idea, transforms a merely passive awareness of and submission to material movement into spiritually impelled activity. Material objects then take second place in thought and become temporary representations for us as we grasp the tangibility of divine action. As we understand this Principle more, our view of material objects changes. They take on less and less what seems to be a mind of their own. We see all true action as harmonious and governed by God. "If God does not govern the action of man," writes Mrs. Eddy, "it is inharmonious: if He does govern it, the action is Science."Miscellaneous Writings, p. 58;

In order to see divine Science, or divine law, in action in human affairs, we may find it necessary to challenge the general beliefs of materiality. Doubt, fear, apathy, and unresisting acceptance of the way things are, are obstacles to the manifestation of the activity of Principle. The most effective challenge to these negative traits—these aspects of inertia—is the understanding of what true action is: God expressing Himself in His idea, man.

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In the name of good
April 9, 1979

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