Dig in the garden of thought

Digging! That's what I like to call the time I spend with the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I like to take my mental spade and really get into those books. This in-depth study prepares the ground for spiritual growth.

For example, let's take the Bible Lesson, In the Christian Science Quarterly . which Christian Scientists study regularly. If we're in a hurry, we may just skim over the surface of the all-important messages found in these lessons. Pondering, questioning, applying, are essential to cultivating the quality of our thought. This prepares the soil of our thinking for the many seeds that the Bible Lesson contains.

Thought that digs deep asks questions and finds satisfactory answers. Questions and prayerful listening for God's answers enlarge our capacity to study; they lift limitations and restrictions that would bog down our thought. Pondering, questioning, digging, open new vistas and broader horizons. Then our studying becomes meaningful.

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July 23, 1984

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