"AS HAVING NOTHING, AND YET POSSESSING ALL THINGS"

Perhaps the sweetest note to human ears in the message of Christian Science is its unfailing hope. It admits of no incurable ills, no incorrectible errors, even the uttermost of human distress and despair is not considered beyond the redemptive reach of infinite Love. In Christian Science all may find encouragement to be unwearied in well-doing, since, because of the infinite nature of God, good, evil must eventually yield up its baseless claim in human consciousness. Hence the achievement of every good aim is only a question of persistent work in the right direction. Although, to the present sense of things, the fact of man's divine sonship does not fully appear, the Master's benediction still rests upon those who do not see and yet believe.

So-called life in matter has no relation to Spirit; therefore it has no consciousness of spiritual being, or of man's spiritual possessions and endowments. Its highest attainments are but dreams of the materially unattainable. Limited to this material sense, stung by its disappointments and denials, its hopes deferred and its mockery of their highest aspirations, mankind have turned baffled and despairing from its failures and its limitations, its misery and its mystery. Into this darkened sense Christian Science comes as a "great light," revealing not only the shadowy and false nature of materiality, but the real man's spiritual liberty and perfection. In the words of Mrs. Eddy, it says to mortals, "The illusion of material sense, not divine law, has bound you, entangled your free limbs, crippled your capacities, enfeebled your body, and defaced the tablet of your being" (Science and Health, p. 227).

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