Superstitious? Not me

"We were lucky to get that house!" "Just by chance I met her." "It was an accident!" Many people do not consider themselves superstitious, yet who among us has never made such a remark? And who among us has never been taken in by so-called opportunities to profit by chance? Lottery tickets, bingo, TV money games, avid interest in astrology and fortunetelling are all obvious examples of a trend toward reliance on chance for happiness and supply.

What a range of superstitious belief there is—from lucky numbers, dates, and colors to rabbits' feet, four-leaf clovers, and wishbones. All this is evidence that many people see themselves as subject to the influence of two powers—one good, one evil. Christian Science refutes this view and reveals that good is the only power.

"Superstition and understanding can never combine,"Science and Health, p. 288; Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health. What is it that we must understand in order to see and prove that chance is not a power? The truth Christ Jesus declared when questioned by the scribes. The Master said, "The Lord our God is one Lord." He continued, "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength."Mark 12:29, 30; These were the words Moses spoke to the Israelites shortly after giving them the Ten Commandments.See Deut. 6:4, 5 ; Our aim, then, is to learn the oneness and allness of God, to perceive His infinite goodness.

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Before I called
April 16, 1979

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