It was said by the late Professor Huxley that it was...

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It was said by the late Professor Huxley that it was probably impossible to find an acceptable definition of religion, inasmuch as hardly any two people agreed as to what was meant by the term. At the same time I suppose most people would, at any rate, agree to this, that it is the reverence for whatever the individual regards as good reflected practically in his life. I say reflected practically, because the reverence for good which never gets beyond verbal expression is indeed "as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal."

It is the effort of the Christian Scientist to make his religion practical in just this way. The exhortation to the church at Thessalonica to "pray without ceasing," he understands as a command to carry the realization of the omnipresence of good into his work and into his amusements, so as to give a sense that is more than literal to the famous lines of George Herbert:—

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October 19, 1907

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