Stay on the Beam (Summary)


Eugene Depold Tyc, C.S.B.

Member of the Board of Lectureship of The Mother Church,

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts


"Right ideas and right procedures to meet problems confronting mankind can always be found and understood," Eugene Tyc, C.S.B., of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, told an audience in St. John's Chapel of Hobart College Sunday afternoon. Mr. Tyc was introduced by Joseph A. Keplinger Jr., member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Geneva, sponsor of the lecture.

In his lecture, entitled "Stay on the Beam," Mr. Tyc described the differing viewpoints of the passengers and the pilot on a plane coming in for a landing in a thick fog. The pilot had confidence that all would be well as he followed the radio beam to a safe landing.

The lecturer related several instances of the good effects of keeping thought "on the beam" despite the false and fearful picture which "hides our true selfhood from view["]. This included an experience of a pilot flying over the Pacific, who, in face of impending destruction by faulty mechanism, made a unique decision which saved the plane and passengers. His study of Christian Science had prepared him to listen faithfully to the Christ, Truth, to God's direction for guidance, said Mr. Tyc.

He also recounted the complete healing of a broken back and crushed vertebrae of a relative by her listening and following truth as explained in Christian Science.

Mr. Tyc concluded by saying, "We can turn to the Divine Mind as our source of ideas and intelligence and always know what to do. As we trust God in every need, we'll hear His voice saying 'This is the way, walk ye in it.'"


[Delivered May 9, 1971, in St. John's Chapel of Hobart College in Geneva, New York, under the auspices of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Geneva, and published May 10, 1971, in The Geneva Times. An advertisement for this lecture in the May 7 issue of the Times read: "Every day you have decisions to make. And some of them may affect your whole life. Do you wish there were some way to be sure of making the right choice? A large number of people are proving that when they turn to God with understanding and expectancy of the right answer they are guided in their decisions. Hear Eugene Depold Tyc of The Christian Science Board of Lectureship speak about God's unerring government of His creation and its effect on our lives."]