Longing for Truth

Beneath the superficiality and sham, the pride and prejudice of mortal sense, there is an inherent love for the genuine, the beautiful and the good, which witnesses ever and again for the image of God; and false fetters of educated belief and conventional habit are cast aside as the husks that they are, —the higher consciousness, the true man, claiming his own.

This assertiveness of truth, its habit of breaking through the clouds of prevailing belief, has inaugurated all reforms by giving to humanity its true leadership. The condition of thought in which Wesley was born and educated gave promise of his faithful conformity; but he experienced a wondrous spiritual quickening, and in its light he saw what seemed to him a higher path, which pursuing, he became the inspiration of his age. Truth-seekers in our who have also seen a great spiritual light and turned to it, have not found favour at the hands of many of his followers, nevertheless these same representatives of this great man have been so unconsciously affected by the illuminating truths of Christian Science that their thought is steadily broadening, and many of them are just now pleading splendidly for a larger freedom, an unhesitant loyalty to truth wherever it may lead. (See clipping from Western Christian Advocate, p. 414, of this issue.) This cry, welling up from a great body of Christian people, tells of that travail of soul through which the many must needs pass to attain to a personal and satisfying demonstration that "Truth is always the victor" (Science and Health, p. 380).

Another writer in a leading religious journal has recently said, "Why should we attempt to saddle Deity with the creation of a state of existence for man which is a proven failure... Why not frankly admit that material existence is not a real state of existence at all, but false and unreal; that there is, and can be, but one state of existence, —spiritual, since God is Spirit; good; perfect, since God is perfect; eternal, with the eternity of God?"

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An Interesting Letter
February 24, 1906

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