THE VICTOR'S WAY

THE consciousness of power through reliance on Truth and Love, and the joy of victory,—these are the natural accompaniments and outgrowth of foundational work, of a consecutive line of right thought and action, rather than the immediate offspring of an event. Hence all Christian Scientists should work not for results and achievements, but for purification and spiritualization of thought and desire.

There can be no real or lasting defeat to an honest, loving heart, for the defeat of the human is the victory of the divine, and vice versa. The overcoming of false beliefs, fear, sensitiveness, self, etc., and the larger growth in meekness, patience, charity, generosity, joy, and love, are the mile-posts that mark the victor's way. Righteousness and joy are inseparable qualities. The sense of hardship and the smoke of conflict linger not long with the victor over self, the one who has drunk deep of his Master's cup. In her "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 288) our beloved Leader tells us, "The selfish role of a martyr is the shift of a dishonest mind, nothing short of self-seeking; and real suffering would stop the farce."

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