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Walking in the way

From the April 1979 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Long ago in England there was a man who rented horses. But he had a rule: the rider had to take the horse nearest the stable door. Frequently that was the most decrepit animal in the place. The liveryman's name was Thomas Hobson. So "Hobson's choice" meant no choice. Take what's there.

Doesn't this typify mortal mind's tactics? It would say that we must take the bitter with the better, that the evil comes with the good and often before it. Empirical knowledge claims that we must take whatever is nearest the door of the senses—whatever is most apparent as something seen, heard, felt. If discord comes, it calls that a fait accompli: the thing is done, so what can you do about it?

We can do whatever is necessary to dispatch discord, once we learn reality in Christian Science. Provable divine law that it is, Science shows that Isaiah's directive still holds: "This is the way, walk ye in it."Isa. 30:21; This way is the way of knowing that good alone is real. Good is real, and evil is unreal. Why? Because Spirit is All and matter is nothing.

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