True Comfort

"Comfort ye my people, saith your God." The great calamity which has recently visited a progressive and prosperous city, has called forth much tenderness and compassion for the afflicted. This is well, and the heart is hard indeed which is not touched by another's woe, even though it can do no more than "weep with them that weep". But while human sympathy may seem a balm for many wounds, a surer remedy is needed to heal them, so that our lives may go on unhurt and even enriched by our hardest lessons.

Humanity in its hours of sorrow is constantly repeating the question of Job: "If a man die, shall he live again?" and in this it often expresses a large measure of doubt. Who is there that can give such a reply as will bid doubt and uncertainty depart forever? who light anew the way to immortality? There was one whose words so assured as to leave no room for such a query. He said, "If a man keep my saying he shall never see death." We have faith in this statement of the Master, because he so understood life as to be able to prove its continuity and reality, — to awaken from the dream of death them that had "fallen asleep."

A Gift from Mrs. Eddy
January 16, 1904

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