The impact of individual Christly thought on world thought

One feather resting on a steel axle will bend it, however slightly, physicists tell us. In fact, a high-school physics teacher I read about, using an ordinary bird feather, a railroad-car axle, and a very sensitive measuring instrument, measured the impact. See Progress at Principia, Summer 1983 .

Now, this article is not really about feathers and axles, but it is about the lesson I learned from that experiment: Never underestimate the impact of your own individual thinking and example! The quality of that thinking and example is remarkably important!

We can all be grateful that we have the teachings and example of the master Christian to follow. Each of us can touch the world with the same healing Christliness that Jesus exemplified and taught his students to live. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, declares in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "It is possible,—yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman,—to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness." Science and Health, p. 37. Isn't now as good a time as any to begin?

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August 6, 1984

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