Milk for the Babes in Christian Science

St. Peter bids those who are young in the faith to "desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby." As "new born babes" we need constant nourishment, and at first this is all we do need. We are not expected to do the work of men. In our joy in the new sense of life we are apt to speak about it indiscriminately and beyond our understanding, when it would be better to keep quiet and drink in all we can of the truth revealed in the literature of Christian Science. When we more thoroughly understand, we are in a better position to set the truth before others. How often young Christian Scientists rush into argument to their own discomfiture. It is surely clear that "such as have need of milk" are not expected to go out to battle. Our beloved Leader says, "I enjoin it upon my students to hold no controversy or enmity over doctrines and traditions, or over the misconceptions of Christian Science, but to work, watch, and pray for the amelioration of sin, sickness, and death" (No and Yes, p. 17).

We shall not long remain babes if we assimilate the food so freely provided for us, and the time will shortly come when we shall be able to "run, and not be weary," and partake of the strong meat" which is "for the perfecting of the saints, . . . till we all come . . . unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ."

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