UNDERSTANDING CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

In commencing the study of Christian Science, and sometimes after one has spent considerable time in the endeavor to grasp its teachings, the suggestion may come to the student that this Science is either hard to understand or that he is not one of the favored few who can understand it and be benefited by it. History shows that it has seemingly been no easy task for mortals to grasp, assimilate, and make practical Christ's teachings, and the understanding of Christian Science has been something of a problem to many. Our great Exemplar, Christ Jesus, however, upon whose teachings Mrs. Eddy founded Christian Science, plainly taught that the Science of Christianity was really so simple in itself that it was readily understood by the child thought. This child thought, with its natural expectancy of good, its enthusiasm, purity, and activity, typified to the Master those mental qualities desirable and necessary in order to understand and demonstrate the truth.

The basic difficulty in getting the real practical understanding of any study is the failure to apply the teachings according to rule without deviation therefrom through personal bias or prejudice. In Christian Science many fail at the very outset to apply and make practical the fundamentals of Christianity which were summed up by Jesus in the two commandments: first, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind;" second, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." It may be easier first to consider and put into practice the latter, as by so doing we shall be obeying the first and preparing the way for a full obedience to both.

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