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From the April 1944 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The word "determination" is defined by one dictionary authority as, "Direction or tendency to a certain end." To maintain at all times and under all circumstances the Christlike perception that is conscious only of the perfect, sinless, spiritual man, God-created and Godgoverned, is the "certain end," or goal, of every earnest student of Christian Science. This means striving with unwavering determination and zeal to attain the altitude of inspired thought where dawns the vision of the eternal Christ.

It is to this transcendent height that our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, beckons us to follow her when she states on page 200 of the textbook, "Science and Healthw with Key to the Scriptures": "St. Paul said: 'For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.' (I Cor. ii. 2.) Christian Science says: I am determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him glorified."

Steadfast determination is always a commendable quality when enlisted in the performance of any legitimate objective, provided due consideration is given the rights and sensibilities of others. It immediately loses its altruistic character, however, when employed in subservience to the dictates of the human will.

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