Everything mortal and material sinks into insignificance...

Everything mortal and material sinks into insignificance under the radiant light of the Truth of Christian Science. By many a bitter experience we learn that we cannot serve two masters, and our reward is rich when we rely entirely on Spirit to guide us. The way seems difficult, sometimes impossible, and temptation to give in to error of every kind seems to assail us the most when apparently we are trying our hardest to keep in a spiritual line of thought and action, but clinging closely enough and long enough to the Truth, divine Love opens the way of escape and urges us on to fresh endeavor and further victories.

It takes time to know exactly how to put on the whole armor of God, and we are apt to leave undefended our weakest point; but clad in that armor we are proof against all attack and can rest securely. I am beginning to realize that one cannot do everything at once, and that it takes time to pull up the weeds of character; that one must not be disheartened if at first it is one step forward, only to fall back shortly afterwards; patience must have her perfect work; and after tasting of the safety of Truth we cannot choose to be anything else than a student of a Science which leads into still waters, nor would we take anything else in exchange for this knowledge of God,—this pearl of great price. In our hearts is thankfulness unspeakable, and round about us angels whisper, "Be not weary in well doing." Maud Donaldson, London, Eng.

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October 27, 1898

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