(PART II) - MISCELLANY
Books by Mary Baker Eddy
WAYS THAT ARE VAIN
in furtherance of unscrupulous designs.
The natural fruits of Christian Science Mind-healing
are harmony, brotherly love, spiritual growth and
activity. The malicious aim of perverted mind-power,
or animal magnetism, is to paralyze good and give
activity to evil. It starts factions and engenders envy
and hatred, but as activity is by no means a right of
evil and its emissaries, they ought not to be encouraged
in it. Because this age is cursed with one rancorous
and lurking foe to human weal, those who are the
truest friends of mankind, and conscientious in their
desire to do right and to live pure and Christian lives,
should be more zealous to do good, more watchful and
vigilant. Then they will be proportionately successful
and bring out glorious results.
Unless one's eyes are opened to the modes of mental
malpractice, working so subtly that we mistake its suggestions
for the impulses of our own thought, the victim
will allow himself to drift in the wrong direction without
knowing it. Be ever on guard against this enemy.
Watch your thoughts, and see whether they lead you
to God and into harmony with His true followers.
Guard and strengthen your own citadel more strongly.
Thus you will grow wiser and better through every
attack of your foe, and the Golden Rule will not rust
for lack of use or be misinterpreted by the adverse
influence of animal magnetism.
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