"Lest we Forget"

In Rudyard Kipling's Victorian Ode, entitled, "Recessional," each verse has the refrain, "Lest we forget—lest we forget!" Lest we forget from whence we came,—lest we forget whither we are tending in our journey from sense to Soul!

Think you the Israelites alone were reminded by infinite Love? "By strength of hand the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage." Did dire distresses and dreary wasted years of servitude to sin, sickness, and death make us rebellious? Did even tearful repentance bring us aught but repeated sorrow and sighing? How hath God opened our eyes to see our captivity—our bondage—laden with error's chains! Divine Science, our deliverer, was nigh. We heard the voice of Truth. Out of the wilderness of mortal mind we were led through trying ordeals. Out of darkness and gloom, into the dawn of the promised Celestial City of Peace, a haven of rest.

The shackles are gone! It is no more exacted of us that we make bricks without straw. The master serves the servant and in his turn, the servant serves the master. (Matthew, 10:24.) All alike are free. The joys of Spirit are unfolded; and, turning its back on Egypt forever, a nation increases in divine power and strength. Success is on its banner.

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