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“Your clear sense and calm trust”

From the December 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The British slogan “Keep calm and carry on” began as a 1939 poster but has made a global reappearance today. In the midst of modern-day disturbances and disasters, it encourages many. Some scoff at this and similar words of encouragement, however, saying that such statements are empty words, easier said than done. 

Christian Science shows all constructive concepts and right ideas, such as the “keeping calm” and the “carrying on” of this slogan, to be not mere words, but empowered, active qualities of God—the one omnipresent Mind. And they are eternally expressed by us as God’s spiritual reflection.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, encourages us to identify with this expression when she writes, “Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and calm trust, that the recognition of life harmonious—as Life eternally is—can destroy any painful sense of, or belief in, that which Life is not” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 495). Fears or doubts may claim to possess and overwhelm us, but our inherent “clear sense and calm trust” is ever present as our true consciousness, conceived, kept, and maintained by God. 

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