Originally published in the June 25, 1919 issue of The Christian Science Monitor

True intelligence is constructive instead of destructive, gives instead of taking away. Flippant remarks, such as “You ought to use a little Christian Science; just try to think you haven't any stomach,” are much less frequent nowadays than some years ago, because the whole world is steadily learning that actual Christian Science has nothing whatever in common with such random sallies.

Going a step further, even those who had perhaps casually looked into the subject and con- tented themselves with believing simply that there is really no disease, no poverty, no wrong action possible to the divine Mind, have been recognizing more and more that it is not enough to deny unreality but that it is necessary to understand the absolute Truth. In other words, the belief of disease must be replaced with spiritual ease, the supposed limitation of poverty with the sufficiency of divine riches, any seemingly wrong action with infinitely right activity, in accordance with supernal intelligence.

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