What governs our thinking?

For several days I had been sneezing and experiencing other annoying symptoms, but I had no idea what the problem was. Only when I heard a television weatherman discussing the high pollen count in the air and its effect upon people, did I realize what this claimed to be. I had heard the same individual describe this condition earlier, and I recalled my reaction at the time: irritation at having to hear it!

I knew better than that. I should have denied any reality to the condition the instant I heard of it. As a Christian Scientist I'd learned the value of correcting every thought with the truth of God's omnipotent goodness.

Authority for this comes from the Bible's declaration that God, Spirit, has created man in His likeness and has given him dominion over all the earth. God's spiritual creation is totally good, and man is meant to enjoy that goodness. On this basis one doesn't have to accept any discordant condition or situation as real for oneself or anyone else. Through prayer, we can claim our freedom from disease because God's man is entirely spiritual and thus not subject to materiality.

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Individuals and world peace
January 19, 1987

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