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“Truth communicates itself”

From the March 2022 issue of The Christian Science Journal

There are many times when we wonder if we have enough to do what’s required of us. Will we have enough patience to appropriately care for our children? Will we have enough skill and talent to complete a challenging job? Will we have enough courage to stand up to injustice? Will we have enough spiritual understanding to experience healing?  

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, recognized the practical power of Truth—a name for God—to provide enough good. She saw that God’s abundant, infinite good was shown to the world by Christ Jesus, and wrote, “The great Teacher knew both cause and effect, knew that truth communicates itself but never imparts error” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 85). Today, we too can rely on spiritual truth communicating itself to us so that we experience enough of whatever resources we need to fulfill each good purpose in our lives. 

Through prayer we can be guided into ways that let our talents be developed and our needs met. Truth is revealed to us through prayer colored with qualities such as sincerity, intelligence, receptiveness to good—prayer that is relevant to our different circumstances. In light of this, demanding circumstances are opportunities for spiritual growth. And this growth goes on as we allow for a greater expression of God, Truth, in our lives. True success and fulfillment come about by putting aside personal views so Truth can have full sway in our thought. 

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