Clear the Clutter: A New Year’s Resolution   Leave a comment

A Christian Science Perspective by Patricia Hardee

$ dreamstime_2686909… To have order in our lives, it is essential to keep what’s good and get rid of the rest. That’s why many take a clutter-clearing vow as a New Year’s resolution. Many a closet and even a few garages get an upgrade. But as a student of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, I know the best New Year’s resolutions begin with spiritual renewal.

Where to start? What must come first? Mental clutter, which I’ve come to know as matter-based thinking and its effect of sickness and sin. In the chapter titled “Christian Science Practice” in Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy wrote: “Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously” (p. 392).

This mental clearing takes spiritual know-how and mental discipline, … read more …

This article by Patricia Hardee was originally published in the Christian Science Monitor on 3 January 2016 in the Christian Science Perspective section.  Click here to read the full text.

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