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It is related of Napoleon that once when some one offered "circumstances" as an excuse for failure, he arrogantly replied, "Circumstances! I make circumstances!" The sad sequel to his long–continued bravado is familiar to all. Such is always the tragic end of human will, not always so dramatic in its final desolation, but always desolate, always defeated.
And is man, necessarily a creature of circumstances? Only so far as he essays "to fight the beast with the beast," to defeat the malignity of impersonal error with the weapon of human will–power; only while he persists in his efforts to climb the ladder of a selfish ambition, which always rests on the treacherous quicksands of popularity; only so long as he expects darkness to dispel darkness, hate to destroy hate, discord to scatter discord.
Man learns through Christian Science that the measure of his dominion is the measure of his spiritual altitude. He must be "lifted up" before he can know the absolute nothingness of the threatening circumstances,—of material environments, with their sham conflict of jangling discords.
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A Present Help
The Basis of Healing
Arthur E. Jennings
An Honest Endorsement
An Important Distinction
Ezra W. Palmer
T. R. Hinsdale
The Saviour from all Ills
with contributions from Lloyd B. Coate, Martin F. Jackson, F. H. Leonard, Edward C. Butler, A. Willis Paine, Frank W. Gale, W. D. McCrackan
Henry Norris Russell with contributions from Ed.
with contributions from A. L. McBride, F. B. Brown, John A. Plummer, William Maxwell, Elmer McBurney
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
There is no Refuge in Obscurity
W. with contributions from Joseph Wood, Wendell Phillips
A Personal Correspondence
with contributions from F. L., J. G. Ramsbottom
AGNES FLORIDA CHALMERS
"And if thou Strayest"
WILLIAM C. HENDERSON
J. W. K.
One of the things that chiefly impresses an American Christian...
with contributions from John O'Reilly
Among the Churches
with contributions from B. N. Weston, Nora C. Hargitt, Carrie McGill Dickens
When Christian Science was first brought to my notice
with contributions from Stephen A. Chase, Joseph Armstrong
with contributions from Frederick B. Mott, A. A. Berle, James J. Keevil, Gail Hamilton, Charles Kingsley, James Freeman Clarke, L. M. Child, J. R. Miller