God’s goodness isn’t random

While I was watching TV the other day, I saw a comedy skit based on the concept of random occurrences. Although I wasn’t paying too much attention at the time, it alerted me to think about what we learn in Christian Science about the concept of chance or luck—either good or bad.

We might accept that there could be random good that comes into our lives, but if this were true, then we would also need to accept that random evil is unavoidable as well. But Christian Science teaches us that neither of these is the case, though for very different reasons. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, states, “All is under the control of the one Mind, even God” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 544). Since God is the one and only power, and God is all good, He could never withhold any of His bountiful supply from any of us, His ideas.

As we come to realize that each of us already possesses all the good that we could ever need from the one infinite source, God, we understand more and more clearly that good is not dependent on chance. And then we begin to see more evidence of good being made manifest in our human experience.

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