Inner conflicts, spiritual resolutions

Every battle to disarm sin brings victories we can build on.

To dramatize a point, television comedy shows often depict funny scenes of individuals arguing with themselves. While these antics are amusing at some level, I'd have to admit that I was a past master at this practice—though perhaps not so openly obvious.

In her book Unity of Good Mary Baker Eddy makes a comment about the more serious aspects of this mental activity. She writes, "If we observe our mental processes, we shall find that we are perpetually arguing with ourselves; yet each mortal is not two personalities, but one."

If we actually do make this observation, we find this process taking place much more often than we realize. Sometimes such arguments are rather obvious, such as deciding whether to obey traffic laws. Other times they reveal deeper moral struggles.

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May 20, 1991

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