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Stand sentinel over innocency

From the December 1981 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The human heart yearns for peace and freedom. Only as we courageously reject disturbed thoughts and replace them with pure thoughts from God can we free ourselves and others from being mesmerized by mortality's sins.

To begin to heal the overt sins of the world we should uncover and destroy the subtle errors lurking in our own thought. We start by clearing out our own clutter of fear and worry. Mrs. Eddy says, "Nothing is more fatal than to indulge a sinning sense or consciousness for even one moment." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 93.

God is never apart from the good He confers, nor is sin separate from the suffering it imposes. Self-righteousness clings to a sense of sin, and suffers for it. Truth destroys error; Love overcomes hate; Principle corrects inequities. The fervent prayer that rebukes unkindness, thievery, all debility, and acknowledges God's ever-present, loving care—this is what heals. Sin comes under divine laws of correction as we daily stand firm in the surety of man's scientific unity with the Father.

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