Everything which the Master said and did indicates that...

Boston Times

Everything which the Master said and did indicates that he considered himself an example for his followers, and that he did not expect to save them by any merits of his own, except in so far as he was worthy to be an example. He marked out the usual way to all mankind. He said, "I am the way." On one occasion he said, "If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet, for I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you."

To be Christian, therefore, is to know the way which Jesus taught and practised, and to do likewise. That way which is most nearly in harmony with his way must be the most Christian. Some seem to think that in many instances Christian Scientists are laboring at a disadvantage in the abandonment of material remedies for the sick, but the adherents of this Science have demonstrated convincingly to themselves that they can do better without material remedies than with them. Some have even gone so far as to declare that Christian Scientists are a menace to the health of the community in which they live because they advocate the non-use of medicine, and yet the every-day results of the faithful Christian Scientists are superior to anything which they had experienced while relying upon material means and methods. Surely an implicit reliance upon the Father is more Christian than any other practice. for the great Exemplar said, "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." He used no material remedies and claimed no power within his own person, plainly teaching by example as well as by precept that the Father. whom he had defined as Spirit, was his only source of help. He even went so far as to say, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing," which is equivalent to saying, Spirit alone animates and gives life; matter, materiality, is altogether unprofitable. Furthermore, the results of an implicit reliance upon divine Mind in all kinds of trouble have been to those who have practised such reliance superior to any which they have experienced while depending upon lesser powers. Thus by actual results Christian Science has proved to its devotees that it is more Christian than any way which they have heretofore sought to practise.

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