The Brotherliness of True Christian Scientists

When one gains the understanding of Christian Science even in a small degree, he has taken upon himself the responsibility of using his understanding to the glory of God and the help and enlightenment of his fellow-men. The law is that he shall love all and do good to all.

There can be no conception in the mortal mind of material riches and good things that will for one moment compare with the unspeakable gift of God's love; for while all things material will waste away and disappear, the more of love we give to our brothers and sisters, expressed in thought, word, and deed, healing the sick and sinful, the more we shall have to give. Instead of decreasing our wealth, the giving of love increases our capacity to receive. All this wealth may be ours if we but cast aside the mortal self and become as a little child and thus enter into the kingdom of God.

They are coming from the east, the west, the north, the south; all nations, creeds, and tongues swell the throng; and just to the extent that they are able to realize the beautiful truth of Christian Science, they will cease to criticise and discredit each other, for they will know and acknowledge the one common Father of all. Individual Scientists who were formerly members of one denomination no longer draw the mantle of self-righteousness about them and cast critical remarks at a brother or sister who was a member of another church; because just to the extent that he holds a discrediting thought over a brother because of his former belief, has he failed to divest himself of his own error, his old prejudice and hate. He recognizes they are brothers in the love that surpasseth all understanding. Each one found a thread in his former belief that has led him into the glorious light of the boundless love that Christian Science has revealed to him, and therefore is more or less sensitive to adverse criticism or harsh condemnation of his former faith falling from the lips of another.

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