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Holding a Healing View of Others

From the January 1972 issue of The Christian Science Journal

We are all road builders. The prophet Isaiah urged, "Prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones."Isa. 62:10; Morbidly inquisitive, destructively critical, or idly speculative thoughts are sharp stones tossed before our brothers' feet. Conversely, compassionate, spiritually uplifting thoughts help to clear the pathway for others as well as ourselves.

Christian Science emphasizes the universal brotherhood of man under the fatherhood and motherhood of God. It stresses the importance of men's kindly concern for one another. Love must be outgoing if it is not to become ingrowing. It is outwardly expressed through Christly, impartial benevolence, brotherly cooperation, and healing realization of spiritual reality. In her Miscellaneous Writings Mrs. Eddy states, "Holding the right idea of man in my mind, I can improve my own, and other people's individuality, health, and morals."Mis., p. 62;

Christian Scientists have a spiritual and moral obligation to adhere to the true sense of man as incorporeal and perfect, to view him as God's reflection, embodying every quality of divinity such as wisdom, purity, goodness, health. What appears to veil this correct view is the false, educated belief that matter defines and constitutes identity, and that it is the creator and eventual destroyer of existence. Christly love and discernment are needed to behold man as the beloved ideal of God, controlled and animated by the mighty spiritual energies of divine Love.

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