Still, the birds keep singing

I know a man who , when he was young, swore when he lost at sports, was sometimes verbally abusive to his family, and tended to talk too much and too loudly. In a way, he was an extremist. But as he really worked to temper his thoughts—to be more loving and truthful—he became more pleasant to be around.

His experience makes me think of something the founder of this magazine, Mary Baker Eddy, wrote, "We protect our dwellings more securely after a robbery, and our jewels have been stolen; so, after losing those jewels of character,—temperance, virtue, and truth, — the young man is awakened to bar his door against further robberies" (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 201).

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