Upward progress—powered by grace

Sometimes we have no doubt what we think, but at other times we may find ourselves vacillating among opinions, unsure of how to progress. Is there a way to lift thought out of tiresome ruts that seem to go round and round? There is. When the impetus of thought changes from human reasoning to divine inspiration, circles are replaced by an upward spiral.

In the Christian Science textbook Mary Baker Eddy writes, "In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater development of power, it is wise earnestly to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one" (Science and Health, pp.82–83). The word influence implies power, movement, and impulsion. Yielding only to the influence of God, divine Mind, inevitably moves us higher.

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