Nothing is more important to a practical working knowledge of Christian Science than to make a clear distinction between the real and the unreal in all that we see and think and say and do. There is, perhaps, no better practice in Christian Science than to study the Bible and the writings of our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, asking ourselves with almost every sentence we read, "Does this refer to the absolute state of being or only to the human belief?" That many who are called Christian Scientists do not carefully make this distinction is woefully evident in their statements and acts, and the failure to do so accounts for much confusion of thought and inability to obtain that freedom which always accompanies the understanding of the truth.
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