PROGRESS

The Standard Dictionary defines the verb progress as "to go on toward perfection; make improvement; rise; gain; grow; advance; improve." Each and every word given denotes action, and not merely action but specifically the kind of action which points to overcoming, rising, surmounting imperfection, thus the approaching of perfection.

The writer has recently been wondrously helped by taking a retrospective survey of his own progress, and of the many things that are required of each individual before he can take a permanent step up higher, which is only possible by a fuller conscious recognition of the allness of divine Love and its imperative demands. That Truth is constantly declaring to the carnal mind, "Thou shalt surely die," is a fact which comes to all those who are earnestly striving for the Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus;" and as they break away from their old moorings, which are finite, and gain a small realization that, as our Leader puts it, "the suppositional warfare between truth and error is only the mental conflict between the evidence of the spiritual senses and the testimony of the material senses" (Science and Health, p. 288), the meaning and importance of obedience to the apostle's exhortation to "pray without ceasing" is realized.

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SUNBEAMS
April 13, 1912
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