If it's not right, don't go along with it

Many people believe that only by unscrupulous practices, by cheating a little here and cutting off somebody there, can you get ahead in business. If we think this is a new problem, we'll find that Job's lament indicates that it's ancient: "Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof. They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge." Job 24:2, 3.

The temptation to go along with such practices as a matter of survival in business may be strong. But it cannot compel one who is honest and loves his neighbor as himself to believe that real success can come this way. He accepts unequivocally the truth of Mrs. Eddy's warning in Science and Health: "Let it be understood that success in error is defeat in Truth." Science and Health, p. 239.

"When the winds of God blow..."*
July 2, 1984

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