My early religious teaching was that God is love, and...

My early religious teaching was that God is love, and that all mankind would be saved. I was also taught that God made the laws of health, — material laws, — and that if we violated them we must pay the penalty. This seemed just to me, but there was one point which always caused a great deal of questioning on my part, namely, why little children, who were too young, and the illiterate, who were too ignorant, to know these laws should suffer. Since coming into Christian Science, six years ago, this question has been answered to my entire satisfaction. I now know that God's laws are spiritual ; that He did not make laws of disease, and the sooner we realize this fact the sooner will we manifest health and harmony.

In my own family many ailments (some of them very severe) have been overcome by the power of Truth, while disagreeable and aggravating dispositions are gradually being mellowed by this same divine power. Some of these healings have been practically instantaneous, although the greater number have been slow ; but how grateful I have been that they were, for through the work and study called for I have learned much. As "he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep," so we must be ever alert to guard our thoughts.

November 27, 1909

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