HONESTY—The best policy

PAUL GRIMES, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher from Tucson, Arizona, recently shared with staff editor Patricia Kadick why he's convinced that leading an honest life—one based on loving God and following His direction—is the only way to truly live. To him, growing spiritually is what life about. And he feels that the root of dishonesty is being, in some way, out of touch with God.

How has honesty been important to your own spiritual growth?

To be honest is to look at myself and listen to what I'm saying. To hear what I'm thinking. Mary Baker Eddy's response to the question, "How should I undertake to demonstrate Christian Science in healing the sick?" has been something that, as a healer, I keep in thought all the time: "Be honest, be true to thyself, and true to others; then it follows thou wilt be strong in God, the eternal good" (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 8).

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