WE read on page 559 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, "The 'still, small voice' of scientific thought reaches over continent and ocean to the globe's remotest bound." It would be difficult to find a statement giving greater inspiration to the student of Christian Science to watch his thinking. What a forceful reminder, not only of the necessity for watching one's thinking, but also of the power of right thinking!
In this connection our revered Leader writes in "The People's Idea of God" (p. 12), "Few there be who know what a power mind is to heal when imbued with the spiritual truth that lifts man above the demands of matter." The writer had read this passage many times, but one day its meaning became suddenly clear; and it was encouraging to realize that, proportionately as one is thinking truly, healing takes place. How simple, how majestic, is Christian Science in its scope and influence!
It would seem, however, that if we are to demonstrate this "scientific thought" which "reaches over continent and ocean," and so take that share in the world's work which every Christian Scientist should be taking, this scientific thinking or watching must be practiced continually. No merely physical activity will ever accomplish that progress which the knowledge of the truth inevitably brings about. In no other way can freedom be obtained except through right thinking, watching every thought, continually knowing the truth which the Master said would make us free. Just as certainly as we acquire the habit of watching every thought we shall be in a position to deal scientifically with whatever arguments fear, doubt, or criticism may present.