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    “’You must have birds in your heart, Madam, before you can find them in the bushes,’ said John Burroughs, the great naturalist, to a woman who complained that no birds ever came to her orchard, while he counted a score or more there, even while she uttered her plaint.” — Orison Swett Marden

    From “Overcoming through Right Thinking,” by Caroline Getty, CS Sentinel, June, 1934:

    “Let us ask ourselves often, On which side am I standing, that of fact or fable, good or evil, Science and peace or discord and dismay? We must learn to ‘stand still’ and realize spiritual facts in the stillness of spiritual sense. We must know that Principle is operating; that Love is enforcing its law; that the spiritual idea, man, is in coincidence with divine Mind; that omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent good is on the field . . . .

    “We are overcomers. We belong to the army of right thinkers marching on to disarm evil of its falsely claimed power to harm; to disarm sin of its supposed power to allure, disease of its assumed power to render one useless, and death of its alleged power to kill. As we accomplish this disarmament in our own consciousness, world disarmament will follow and all material weapons of war, devilish and barbarous, will disappear, as in the mighty burning pictured in Ezekiel: ‘Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken. And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years . . . .’ [Note in Mrs. Eddy’s key to the Apocalypse, John the Revelator’s description of the feet of the angel of Christian Science: “. . . pillars of fire, foundations of Truth and Love. It brings the baptism of the Holy Ghost, whose flames of Truth were prophetically described by John the Baptist as consuming error.” (SH 558:16, emphasis added)]

    “Christian Scientists are a growing army of right thinkers, strong and honest overcomers, bringing peace to the world through reflecting good. All the darkness of lawlessness must disappear, for God’s behest is ever, ‘Let there be light,’ and this light is ‘the brightness’ of Christ’s coming, before which chaos disappears and light, order, Science appear.”


    Thank you for this post–I like this idea of belonging to a “growing army of right thinkers” to disarm evil, sin, disease and death of their supposed powers. Excellent!

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