Never trapped by temptation

Many years ago, when my children were young, I met a man I enjoyed associating with in my profession. He asked me if I would like to assist him in doing exhibits at trade shows, and I enthusiastically accepted. As time went on, we found ourselves thinking that we had a lot in common—maybe more than we had with our spouses. I began to realize that what had started out as a professional friendship was fast assuming a personal dimension. And what had begun as a happy, productive relationship was now claiming much of my thought and energy. I was in a quandary as to what to do—and here are some spiritual ideas that helped me.

It should be the motive of every Christian Scientist to live a life in harmony with untainted, undiluted good, but sometimes we fail to guard our thinking against subtle moral contaminants that creep in. We might toy with seemingly harmless suggestions that a slight deviation from what we know to be right will not hurt anyone. Or perhaps we can clearly see that our actions are wrong, and their consequences are highlighted in red, yet we persist in our misguided quest, unwilling to change course. 

‘This is the way …’
November 30, 2015

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