From Belief to Understanding

I Once thought that simply to believe in God and to try to live a moral life, was all that could be expected of me in this world. Need I say that Christian Science has shown me where I signally failed to do even this?

My former religious teaching was that of an orthodox church, of which my father was a member. It is needless to say that such worship on my part did not reach higher than blind faith, for how could I be expected to think intelligently about Spirit, of whom I had no knowledge. I was more or less proud of my belief in a God of Spirit, but I can now see that I never really knew the meaning of the words. I certainly had no mental grasp of the presence and power of Spirit to overcome the claims of sickness and sin that constantly assailed me. I can now see where my belief in God was no better than that of other professing Christians. And right here I want to say that Christian Science has made me more charitable. No longer am I inclined to boast, "You haven't the truth, but I have," for the Master has said, "By their fruits ye shall know them." Life to me now means obedience to divine Principle, mental activity, consecration, demonstration, overcoming.

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