"NO MAN CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS"

In the centuries long gone by, it was said that all roads led to Rome; so to-day the trend of all human thought is toward the one central idea, viz.. the supremacy of Spirit. The only question to be considered is this. What is the right way, the way which surely leads to the demonstration of this great truth? Jesus said. "And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God." Truth must have its own! God is the one Mind, and this omnipresent Mind embraces all right thoughts, all true ideas, and these can never be separated from the Mind which originates them. They are forever in the secret place of the most High.

Some years ago I had what was to me a most interesting experience with a man who had come for treatment. I learned that he had spent long years in the investigation of so-called physical science, and was widely known on both sides of the Atlantic. As he was supposed to be very antagonistic to Christian Science, I was cautioned to say as little as possible to him about it. He seemed utterly discouraged and hopeless; was unable to sleep, could eat but little, and believed that his work for humanity was finished. When he came for his second treatment this gloom was largely dispelled, as he had both eaten and slept. Much to my surprise he asked me if we had a book which would tell him of the fundamentals of this Science. I put in his hands a copy of our Leader's great work, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." After this, for ten consecutive mornings. I not only treated him, but talked to him of the Principle of Christian Science, and on the eleventh morning he said he was healed. I then asked him why, during the many times I had talked with him, he had not responded either for or against my statements. To my surprise he answered, "What you have said to me would be most logical and convincing if I could accept your premise, but I believe neither in the Bible nor in God." I had come in contact with many agnostics, but never before had I met an acknowledged atheist. From my birth I had been surrounded by religious people; my father had preached the gospel for forty years, and my mother was a very spiritually minded woman. I was, therefore, greatly shocked, but I instantly reached out for the help of divine Mind, — that boundless reservoir of all true knowledge, — for something to say to him which he could never forget, and the following conversation was the outcome: —

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