To the Glory of the Father

The first verse in the responsive reading in the lesson-sermon on "Love," which we all read with profit so recently, was as follows: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven."

It is plain from these words, which were spoken while our Master was delivering that wonderful sermon, the words of which have come down through the ages, and the spirit of which is being exemplified by Christian Scientists who are living to-day in harmony with the teachings of the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy, that he did not intend for us to hide our candle under a bushel; in fact, he had just said we were not to do so, but to let it shine forth and light others on their way from sense to Soul. The candle is our understanding of Truth. The text means that we are to let the words of Truth shine forth, and not hide the light.

This passage of Scripture seems to be in accord with the statement on page 371 of Science and Health: "A just acknowledgment of Truth, and what it has done for us, is an effectual help." Considered from this point of view, the words of the text quoted would seem to supply the basis for demonstration to those who have an honest desire to tell in our Wednesday evening meetings what Truth had done for them, or for others through them.

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