Why we need God's ideas

As I watched, Mom swung her golf club and drove the ball off the tee. We were on top of a hill. At the bottom of the hill there was a small pond with a large rock protruding above the water's surface. The golf ball popped up into the air, arched downward, hit the rock, bounced back up into the air, retraced its flight, and landed on the ground right next to the tee from which Mom had hit it.

Some things just keep coming back to us. Golf balls usually don't. But the concepts we hold in thought do return to us; they have a way of manifesting themselves in our experience. The repetitive return of trouble in old and new forms, in both private and public affairs, is a clear indicator of humanity's pressing need for more perfect concepts upon which to base thought and action. The best ideas—the ones that give the most promise of rescuing us from imperfect conceptions and their boomeranging results—come from God.

I didn't know just how perfect God's ideas are, or how to recognize and utilize them, until I studied Christian Science and learned that God is perfect Mind—the only Mind.

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May 10, 1993

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