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Jesus said to his disciples, "Ye are the light of the world," and "Ye are the salt of the earth." This is equally true of his followers to-day. Without going into detail as to the particular value and necessity of light and salt to mankind, we very readily gather that Jesus meant his followers to be the source of salvation to the world. This should be our great desire, and for every opportunity afforded us to accomplish this end we should feel extremely thankful. For this reason we should regard with the highest appreciation and gratitude the life and labors of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. The foresight and wisdom she has displayed prove that it must have been more than a mere human guidance on which she depended. Through her discernment of the greatest needs of humanity and the best methods and means of meeting those needs, Christian Scientists have had vast opportunities presented to them whereby they may accomplish grand achievements for the benefit of mankind.

While Mrs. Eddy took upon herself the arduous task of outlining and blazing the way, she has left us the privilege of carrying forward the work and enjoying the results. No one need regret that he has not had the privilege of taking part in what has already been done, for no sooner is one undertaking accomplished than another of as great or perhaps greater importance, in which all may share, is opened up to us. Surely there are none who feel that their part in this glorious work is a burden. No one who understands the nature of the work can think for a moment that when one part is finished he will be relieved so that he may indulge in the ease of indolence. The successful student is not the one who merely works out a problem in order to get through with it, but rather is he the one who regards the solution of his present problem as a step toward a better understanding whereby he may work one which is higher, and thus continually advance to greater attainments.

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