Christianity has not changed, and that which the Master...

St. Joseph (Mo.) Gazette

Christianity has not changed, and that which the Master came to establish is just as imperative and applies with just as much force to-day as it ever did. Yet millions are taking a very superficial view of life and existence, trying to find health and happiness in a material and mortal sense of things, seeking wealth, fame and all that human sense of things can desire, only to find that it all ends in sorrow and disappointment. The wise man said. "All is vanity and vexation," and his experience had been to the full in this direction. Jesus knew too well the fallacy of all that a material sense of things could afford, and when told that he would be given all the kingdoms of the world if he would fall down and worship, he said, "Get thee behind me. Satan." He sought to turn his followers from a material to a spiritual sense of things—even the reality of existence. Jesus' command was to deny self, not merely the pleasures of material sense but the claim of their actuality and reality, and thereby gain the spiritual sense.

There are many religions, but only one Christianity, and that is for all mankind and presents the perfect model of God's creation. Every one is bringing out his ideals, whatever they may be. If all had the perfect ideal which Jesus presented and that Christian Science presents to the world to-day, and all were working to bring out this ideal,—not at a single bound or by trying to force things out of their proper channel, but in daily living and earnest striving through love, meekness, gentleness, returning good for evil, loving more than any one can hate,—this would soon be a very different world.

Charles M. Howe.
St. Joseph (Mo.) Gazette.

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