Dealing with debt and financial fears

Tom McElroy, a Christian Science practitioner who lives in Boston, Massachusetts, was the guest for this live chat on Tom is also a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. This excerpt has been edited for readability.

How do you know if the path you’re thinking of is God-directed or driven by greed?

One litmus test I have is if something makes me feel more love, less anxious, more secure in God’s keeping; if it gives me a bigger sense of God’s care for everybody around me—for the world as a whole; if my sense of God, in other words, is growing, then that’s a pretty good indication that the inspiration has come from God, and that we can trust it to guide us to useful solutions. On the other hand, we can’t always just trust every idea that comes to us, and so it helps me to know, by how an idea makes me feel, if it’s a God-inspired thought or not. There is a right thought for each given moment. We can take each step, following intuitions that are spiritually logical because they come from divine Principle. 

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April 29, 2013

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