"Until Seventy Times Seven."

Soon after coming into Christian Science I was grievously offended with my brother. To my sense he had done me an injustice, and he repeatedly did all he could to offend and hurt me. One beautiful Sunday morning I arose with a deep consciousness of the great love of God, and, I thought, with my heart overflowing to God and man, but again this personality appeared like a dark cloud to obscure my sense of God's beautiful sunlight, and began to abuse me, until I thought, what is the use? I have tried hard to live in love and harmony, and I cannot while my brother is here. I must go away where he can never see me or worry me any more. He is God's child, but he must work out his own salvation, I will have nothing more to do with him. Just then I was conscious of the still, small voice saying, "Seventy times seven." This disturbed me, and material sense answered back, I have already forgiven more than "seventy times seven," and with him patience has ceased to be a virtue. I must go away. I forgive him, but I do not want him where I can see him any more.

I went to church, but could hear nothing but "seventy times seven" whether I turned. All this time I was making my plans to go away. I came home, and still the words were with me. I had no peace of mind, so I said. Truth must guide me. I will open my Bible and the words that I read must decide this for me. Prayerfully and earnestly I opened my Bible and these are the words I read: "See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed thee in the mount." Then the thought from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy, p. 473: "The Saviour saw God's own image and likeness, and this healed the sick." Then I had a momentary struggle with error, and the demonstration was made. I realized the Truth of Being and the one creation. The dark cloud passed away and the glorious light of God's eternal love shone around me and my brother's sin was blotted out. Since then he has been a better man, trying to live a better life.

It is the sin-bound that we must free, those who are slaves to jealousy, malice, passion, and appetite; and, thanks be to God, this can be done through the Christ, Truth, which has been revealed to us through Christian Science.

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