10. What Do You Make of It?
A TRUTH student was severely criticized and condemned by a woman who misunderstood the facts involved in a situation. When the student was told of the criticism, something within her seemed to say quietly, "Well, what are you going to make of it ?" Her first thought was of the injustice of the condemnation and of finding some way to explain the situation to the woman. Her second thought, as she turned to Spirit for guidance, was: "Truth needs no defense. My business is not to attempt to justify myself to man, but to follow the Christ teachings and be true to God."
After speaking a word of forgiveness in silent prayer, she set about turning the incident to good by declaring that it would bring to her only greater faith, greater compassion, greater understanding, a greater degree of love than ever before. As she prayed about the problem she felt as though she were infolded in a gentle atmosphere of love, that every hurt feeling was transmuted into a new awareness of love for God and all mankind.