Don't react

One of the most difficult lessons we have to learn in life is not to react. It's a vital lesson. Our ability to help ourselves and others in a Christian way hinges on our ability to respond to good and refuse to react to evil.

Jesus' works illustrate this fact. The Master responded to divine Truth and Love, to Principle, and refused to be provoked. He demonstrated the difference between spiritually mental response and mortal mind reaction.

When a man plagued with leprosy came to Christ Jesus and said, "Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean," Jesus reached out and touched him, saying, "I will; be thou clean." And we read, "Immediately his leprosy was cleansed." Matt. 8:2, 3. Jesus' compassionate response to the human need, together with his refusal to react with abhorrence and fear, determined his healing ability.

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