In wise admonition to the early Christians, St. Paul writes to the Ephesians: "That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor."

Lately a very strong illustration of the power and wisdom of this admonition came into my experience. While traveling, I missed a train, and feeling a sense of great weariness. I drove to the home of a dear friend, a consecrated Christian Scientist. On entering the home said to her, "Now let us have an evening together, to talk truth one to another;" to which she and another dear friend with her agreed. I first began to declare the truth of being,—"perfect God and perfect man" (Science and Health, p. 259), and our conversation was indeed "in heaven," for we thought and talked of spiritual existence, of the atmosphere of pure intelligence, of the ever-presence of divine Love and its reflection, of spiritual law and its demonstration, together with readings and quotations from our Leader's writings. When the hour arrived for me to leave, the errors of sense had been destroyed by this Christian communion; the discomfort and weariness had vanished, and I went on my way rejoicing.

March 26, 1910

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