CHRISTIAN SCIENCE AND CULTURE

THE beneficent work of Christian Science is thoroughly known and recognized in the lines of physical healing, moral reformation, and spiritual quickening and illumination. It brings yet another line of benefit, which is well-nigh as marked and wonderful, viz., intellectual quickening and refinement. In grappling with the problem of being as unfolded in Christian Science, the seeker is compelled to face the profoundest questions that can engage the human mind, and thought is impelled to range out and seek the universal reason of things.

The very first thing that has to be gained, by one who studies the teaching of Christian Science, is the understanding of divine Principle and the law of cause and effect. In gaining this there must come an insight into the loftiest heights, the profoundest depths, and the widest scope of being. When we see that to the truth-seeker all this thinking is not wrestling with an abstract problem, but a quest which is instinct with vital meaning, which is thrilling and throbbing with deepest significance, it is evident how there must come a spontaneous, natural, necessary broadening of thought, a gaining of intellectual fiber that only comes by grappling and solving great questions.

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July 25, 1908
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