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We need not feel that we blindly choose. As we compare facts, weigh options, count costs, and reckon potential gain or loss, reason figures in our decisionmaking. But conclusions that are spontaneous as well as consistently constructive must rest and build on a sturdier basis than material sense testimony fed into human thought-processes. To improve the quality and effectiveness of our decisions, more than an analysis of pros and cons is needed. Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health, "For right reasoning there should be but one fact before the thought, namely, spiritual existence. In reality there is no other existence, since Life cannot be united to its unlikeness, mortality."Science and Health, p. 492.
In divine logic, there is no guesswork. When God's logic —divine Science, or Christian Science—spiritualizes our reasoning, we can always discern a sure footstep of progress emerging from the crossroads of decision. The premises which divine logic unfolds are not pros and cons; they are the truths of God's own revelation, received in prayer. Christ Jesus said: "As I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." John 5:30.
God is good; and to His idea, spiritual man—our true selfhood—infinite good is the only basis of being and action. There is no other option. Our every forward step in proving this costs us something. But it purchases something, too. The cost of demonstrating infinite good is a more consecrated Christian discipleship. Spirituality—heaven—is gained as materiality is lost. With the help of divine logic, applied in Christian Science practice, our ability to think coherently, clearly, and effectively is stabilized, sharpened, and strengthened in proportion as it is spiritualized.
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