What to do about disquieting prophecy

We've all heard fatalistic predictions: "Things have to get worse before they can get better." "You have to take the bitter with the sweet." "Into every life a little rain must fall." "The whole world is going to go up in nuclear holocaust."

But do we have to expect the "worse," await the rainfall, taste the bitter, resign ourselves to holocaust? No! As we practice Christian Science, the Science of the redemptive Christ, we can experience the best, the sunshine, the sweet, the guardianship of Love.

In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, writes, "Remember that mankind must sooner or later, either by suffering or by Science, be convinced of the error that is to be overcome." Science and Health, p. 240. Either by suffering or by Science. When we observe the centuries of suffering mankind has endured because of a materialistic, erroneous sense of life, the choice should now be obvious: "Let it rather be healed." Heb. 12:13.

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Cherishing one's true nature
March 8, 1982

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