Jesus said, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." No one knows better than the Christian Scientist the meaning of these words. He realizes that God's child is never weary, never needs rest, for he is always at peace. He knows no fear nor sorrow, he cannot be discouraged, nor can his birthright to the throne of grace be taken from him. Jesus comprehended the battle which his followers would have between the spirit and the flesh, hence the promise, "I will give you rest."

Here we are reminded that we have never understood the full meaning of the Master's sayings until our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," was given us, wherein we learn to cope with the mortal mind which seems to load us with its material cares. In taking this rest it is first necessary to know the nothingness of all error, or we soon find ourselves laden with its myriad beliefs as to material law. To the true Christian Scientist there is no compensation so great as the one received through obedience to our Leader's admonition, "Stand porter at the door of thought" (Science and Health, p. 392). Working out Christ's mission and turning away from the "prince of this world" (error) which has nothing in him, it is ours to be ever active in keeping ourselves free from all worldliness.

March 26, 1910

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