When a man has heard repeatedly that people considered...

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When a man has heard repeatedly that people considered incurable have been healed by this renewed understanding of prayer, he is apt, if he is suffering himself, or if any one dear to him is suffering, to realize that though the skill of men is exhaustible the power of God is infinite. In this way the healing in Christian Science falls naturally into its place, as in the Christ scheme of mercy. The Master himself came preaching, by the roadside and on the lake shore, his marvelous gospel, "The kingdom of heaven is within you," and when the deep meaning of the words failed to pierce the material consciousness of the listeners, he healed the sick and raised the dead, bidding those around him, if they could believe for nothing else, to believe for the very works' sake.

Immunity from physical suffering, even though it can be gained only by the earnest and persistent effort to know God aright, is, however, only one of the many, and by no means the most important of the possibilities which the understanding of Christian Science offers to its students. Any one who is accustomed to analyze thought must have become aware how great a part fear plays in the everyday day affairs of life. This applies not only to conscious and manifest fear, but even more to the almost unconscious dread of indefinable evil—the fear which has found expression in the common saying that a thing is too good to be true. It has taken Christian Science to impress on Christian thought the literal fact that a thing can only be said to be too bad to be true, and gradually, as the human consciousness grasps this great truth, the 91st Psalm passes from a triumphant outburst of poetic transcendentalism into the psalm of every-day life. For him that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High, there shall no plague come nigh his dwelling, neither the plague of pain nor of poverty, of sickness, of sorrow, of sin.

The agonies born of pride and of ambition, the suspicions fostered by jealousy and competition, the myriad passions of the human mind, all engendered by fear of some personal loss, will find their true relationship to life as man realizes that the kingdom of heaven is indeed within him.

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Good alone emanates from God
July 21, 1906

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