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PROTECTION OF EXALTED PURPOSE

From the September 1930 issue of The Christian Science Journal


EARLY in her experience as a student of Christian Science, one was freed from lung trouble by her awakening to exalted purpose, and by the realization of the healing power and protection of selfless desires and holy aims. While her thought was still unawakened to God's purpose for her, she had drifted into the current of self-seeking, and had become disappointed, discouraged, and diseased. These conditions she now awakened to see as phases of the mental temptation to think of fear and self; and, as though touched by a mighty power that ever leads upward, thought was lifted above human fear.

What a marvelous transformation then took place! How like a spring morning were the sweetness and light of the purpose to bless all mankind which unfolded to her consciousness! What could more perfectly bring about a constant renewal of life and joy than the mental rising to perfect purpose with each dawning hour! Could one ever be more greatly blessed? Nothing could bring truer protection from the restlessness, sorrow, fear, and disease which come from evil or mistaken purposes; for through the inspiration of holy purpose one quickly sees the counterfeit purpose of evil, knows quickly whether a thought is a message from God to be earnestly heeded, or a worthless suggestion to be instantly rejected.

In Ephesians we read, "When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive." Enfolded by a constant desire to praise God, we triumph in good; and the true purpose to bless all mankind shines with a light which forever dispels the darkness. To have our mental horizon enriched and completely filled with views of loveliness, of love for God and man, is to bring into captivity every evil suggestion that would bind thought to earth.

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