You can't have it both ways

It's either right or wrong

When we are struggling with a tough problem—especially one that involves a choice between right and wrong, moral or immoral—do we try to find a solution that is really spiritually based? Or do we try to find justification for doing what we want?

A few years ago I wanted to follow a certain course of action that met with the general disapproval of family and friends, who meant well but just couldn't see things my way. I used every excuse put forth by modern argument to make it right within myself and to others, but although it stood up well under human logic and reasoning, that "still, small voice" of Truth kept nagging at me.

With human nature not to be easily daunted, I went through the Bible and all the writings of Mrs. Eddy, paying special attention to those passages I could somehow twist to justify what I wanted to do, and deftly avoiding or skimming over those that didn't. This occupied me for several days, and I eagerly underlined passages that I felt somehow supported my cause.

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God's Word heals
March 21, 1983

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