The human mind is trained to limitation

Brixton and Lambeth Gazette

The human mind is trained to limitation. It approaches every question with a consciousness of its own deficiency. If it makes an exception at all, it is in favor of the power of evil; and it has crystallized its fears in the proverb that a thing is too good to be true. This is the philosophy, almost the religion of Christendom, but it is a species of infidelity of the worst description. If there is a fact which emerges with more conspicuous clearness than another from the teaching of Jesus, it is the omnipotence of good, and a Christian should recognize no reverse to the proverb that a thing is too bad to be true. "Ye shall know the truth," the great Teacher said, "and the truth shall make you free." The truth which is to free humanity from the seemingly ubiquitous forces of sin is not evil, but good. The Christ man or Christian has one battle-cry, "Veritas vincit!"

Anybody who will take the trouble to analyze the practice which grew from Jesus' teaching, will realize how unlimited was his faith in the power of good. This practice may be found in his miracles, themselves the object-lessons in proof of the correctness of his premises; and those miracles cover the entire gamut of the superiority of divine Science to the limitations of human knowledge. Jesus himself said of these works or miracles, that those who understood his teaching would be able to repeat them, and this is of itself a necessity of an understanding of spiritual law. The power, the knowledge, the resource of Jesus, were shown from time to time to humanity through the medium of this practice, and on no one occasion did he even imply that the ability to demonstrate the truth of his teaching was confined to himself, his immediate disciples, or pupils, for that is all the word discipulus means, or to his own age. On the contrary, he made it abundantly clear that his teaching was scientific, and could be mastered and demonstrated by any one, in any age, who would follow his directions, in proportion as they were faithful, not merely to the letter, but to the spirit.

April 27, 1912
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