WHEN Paul gave the Galatians his far-seeing advice, "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit," he called attention to the fact that, while many are quick to acknowledge that man is spiritual, they are not so quick to conform their lives to the truth; that while they are willing to declare God to be All and His universe to be the universe of good, while in their words they admit God to be the only cause and creator, still they are continually fearing, even expecting, some evil, some misfortune, to befall them. It seems impossible for them to grasp the fact that if God is the only cause, and infinitely good, the effect of this good and only cause must always be good.
But the Galatians were not alone in this. All through the centuries mortals, convinced of the reality of mortal man and of the happenings of their mortal lives, have not been able to separate the real from the unreal, the dream from the fact, and have continued to suffer because of these false beliefs.
With her great clear-sightedness, our Leader saw that effect must invariably follow cause. Accordingly, she wrote in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 207): "There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which does not proceed from this great and only cause." Mrs. Eddy could see how true this was; and she proceeded to prove its truth, and to state it to the world in a demonstrable form.