One of the most satisfying answers ever given to a hungering world is that of our Leader to the question, "What is God?" God is defined here as "incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love" (Science and Health, p. 465). An experience is recalled where there was an earnest desire to drink from the depths of this well of truth and gain more than a mere perusal of the statement could give. The dictionary was referred to, the definition of each word in this answer was copied on a scrap of paper, and these definitions were studied and dwelt upon until each coincided with the concept of God as revealed in Christian Science. The experience brought such an uplift, such a rousing from dormant conditions, that the water from this well was indeed as "living water," of which, if a man drink, he shall never thirst again.

Being committed to memory, these definitions would recur during unoccupied moments, and on such occasions the magnified mental view gave an inspiration and uplifting something like that experienced on beholding a scene of unusual grandeur. To reflect upon Deity as defined in Science and Health enables one to experience the richness and fulness of the divine Life; it fills the hungry heart with good things, and inspires us, like the psalmist, to "magnify the Lord," and to feel as did Mary when she rapturously exclaimed, "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour."

June 19, 1909

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