Never give in to chaos

In our current, fast-paced world, many find it difficult to take the time to be orderly and neat. Our homes can end up looking like storage units and our offices like warehouses of paper. Often the chaos of our modern lives is the brunt of jokes and New Year’s resolutions. This state of affairs may not seem very serious or problematic, but just something that we have the best of intentions of changing someday.

We might wonder: Do we even need to tidy up a chaotic home or workplace? Is there an advantage in changing chaos into order? Mary Baker Eddy begins the chapter “Creation” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures with the following thought-provoking statement: “Eternal Truth is changing the universe. As mortals drop off their mental swaddling-clothes, thought expands into expression. ‘Let there be light,’ is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres” (p. 255). Right at the beginning of this discussion about creation, the author, Mrs. Eddy, is leading thought toward order and the music of the spheres, and away from chaos and disorder. 

In today’s world, though, some might ask: Are chaos and disorder really undesirable? Don’t they often lead to creativity and the expression of new ideas? But it is the eternal demand of Truth and Love to change chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres.

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