At the present time, when so much is being said respecting our great indebtedness for the truth made known to us as Christian Science, some profound lessons may be learned by tracing in the Gospels the record of what was done—not said—by those who partook of the blessings of truth through Jesus' ministry. Luke tells us in this connection that at the last supper Jesus asked his disciples. who had abandoned their material vocations and went from place to place, preaching the gospel and healing the sick, "When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing."

From this we have a hint of the gratitude and generosity of those who were healed at that time. We read of a band of noble women who had been healed and who left their homes and went about with the great Teacher, ministering to him of their substance. John tells us of a woman who poured "a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly," upon the feet of the beloved Master, and he also says that after the crucifixion Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus not only braved the rage of the priests and rulers in seeking to give the body of Jesus an honored burial, but they brought for this purpose costly spices, "about an hundred pound weight. "

November 30, 1907

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