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Keeping out intrusive thoughts

From the April 1997 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When someone's thinking is intruding upon our own, we don't hear a bell ringing to warn us. So how can we tell when unlawful, detrimental interference is occurring? The one sure way to increasingly detect harmful mental influences and to deter what they would claim to do is through letting the divine Mind, in its infinite goodness and purity, be our Mind. Then whatever is unlike this Mind will be exposed.

Christ Jesus recognized no mind or power apart from his Father, God, and this identification with omnipotent divine Mind equipped him to know at all times what was going on in the thoughts of those around him. He was never caught off guard as to what the so-called carnal mind was up to, nor was he impressed with its supposed power and activity.

The Science of Christ emphasizes the need to acknowledge only one Mind and to understand our unity with this Mind. The one infinite Mind is actually your Mind and mine. Grasping this grand fact, we can more and more experience God's absolute control over our thoughts. This is one of the most important spiritual discoveries we can ever make. There is hardly a more crucial spiritual fact we can understand and claim for ourselves.

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