Claiming our divine nature and manhood

On a quiet morning in our small tourist town, three men entered my tiny, one-woman shop. The youngest positioned himself before the closed door. The other two confronted me. In threatening language, they demanded a considerable sum of money. At that moment of confrontation, my fear exceeded any human emotion I had ever experienced. It was difficult to breathe and to remain in an upright position. One of the men noticed my terror and said, "Look how scared you are! I hate to talk to a woman like this! I'd rather talk to a man. Where is your husband?"

The last remark was a catalyst. Amid the crushing fear, I heard the quiet voice of Truth. The message of God's perfect idea, man, came to me. I caught a clear glimpse of the ever-presence and power of the Christ, Truth. I saw that I represented the wholeness of God's man, the Christ ideal of Life, Truth, and Love. I expressed the strength and power of the Son of God!

With this strong mental surge of the scientific consciousness of the real man, the atmosphere in the shop immediately changed. The most vociferous of the men spoke quietly now, "I'm sorry I spoke to you like that," and left the store. The two men remaining were stunned, and one said, "I never heard him talk like that before." And they, too, departed.

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Who's in charge here?
April 14, 1980

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