Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Take your time and think for yourself

My daughter recently sent me this passage from Mary Baker Eddy's Unity of Good, so I thought I'd pass it along:

…[A]t the present crude hour, no wise men or women will rudely or prematurely agitate a theme involving the All of infinity.

Rather will they rejoice in the small understanding they have already gained of the wholeness of Deity, and work gradually and gently up toward the perfect thought divine. This meekness will increase their apprehension of God, because their mental struggles and pride of opinion will proportionately diminish.

Every one should be encouraged not to accept any personal opinion on so great a matter, but to seek the divine Science of this question of Truth by following upward individual convictions, undisturbed by the frightened sense of any need of attempting to solve every Life-problem in a day.

"Great is the mystery of godliness," says Paul; and mystery involves the unknown. No stubborn purpose to force conclusions on this subject will unfold in us a higher sense of Deity; neither will it promote the Cause of Truth or enlighten the individual thought.

Let us respect the rights of conscience and the liberty of the sons of God, so letting our "moderation be known to all men."

Unity of Good, p. 4–5

In short, take your time and think for yourself. Thanks, honey!


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1 Comments:

At 12/04/2007 06:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Laura,
Thinking for yourself has always been my goal for guiding my children. As a new mother,my memories of the effect of blinding obedience to a leader, such as Hitler in Germany,formed my strong belief that children must learn to make their own path in life,to be free from the influence of others.
Love you, Mom

 

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