Persons who are experiencing for the first time the wonderful spiritual uplifting which follows even a slight insight into the realities of being as revealed by Christian Science, are apt to confound revelation with demonstration, and to believe, because they have been shown a part of the answer, that they have worked out the whole problem.
Christian Scientists do indeed claim that their system of healing is "a rediscovery of the healing power employed by Christ Jesus," and their claim is ably substantiated by thousands upon thousands of authentic cases of healing without the use of drugs or mesmerism, but as Jesus healed, through divine power.
It has never been denied that faith in God is an essential element of the higher nature, and yet few have had clear views as to how it is to be brought into realization and applied in the varied problems of human experience.
The husbandman may rejoice in the prophecy of the fresh young grain, even though his profit is not yet negotiable, but he cannot plan and provide on an assured basis, until the well filled shocks stand at "attention" in their impressive autumnal parade; then he is prepared to remove all doubt as to the wisdom and success of his labor.
I feel an unutterable sense of thankfulness that I am permitted to live in an age when we can realize the fulfilment of the promise that Love will destroy fear, when we apply this truth as directed in our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs.
One cannot do well with life as a whole unless he does well in the infinite array of small affairs out of which life is composed, and he connot do his best in these unless he is interested enough to do them with all his heart; but most of them are so simple, so commonplace, that they have in themselves no power to stir the heart.