Thinkers in modern times have begun to make a clear distinction between the truth itself and some one's opinion about truth. Thus a widely-read author writes humorously about a Brownate of truth and a Paulate of truth, meaning, of course, the truth which filtered through the consciousness of the individualities thus indicated. As a matter of fact very few persons pause, before they determine any question, to ask themselves what is the truth involved; but this is what Christian Science insists upon, and at every step of the way.

There is one phrase which is used many times in Science and Health, namely, "the truth of being," and every thoughtful student of this text-book sees the importance of comprehending it in order to arrive at right conclusions on any subject whatsoever. On page 218 we read, "When we wake to the truth of being, all disease, pain, weakness, weariness, sorrow, sin, death, will be unknown, and the mortal dream will forever cease." Who would not at least desire to know this truth of being? Of course no one would think of denying that there must be a truth of being, or that all the creeds and physical hypotheses ever formulated have aimed to express something of it; yet, strangely enough, very few have concerned themselves to know it in such a way as to be able to demonstrate it. As soon, however, as we begin to study the Christian Science text-book, we become aware that Christ Jesus knew the truth of being and that he held it to be knowable by all who were willing to accept it.

July 23, 1910

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