When teaching a Sunday school class in the old days, I loved to tell them the story of the vision which came to Paul, on the road to Damascus, and the eager faces and intense interest of the children made this story doubly interesting to myself. Since Christian Science came into my life, and the spiritual interpretation of the Bible has lent a newer light, I have found that the stories of the "holy men of old" have a new significance.

When I first grasped the teachings of Christian Science, I felt that much of my interest in the stories of the Bible was gone, that they had lost their former significance; but when through the experience of being called upon to teach in the Christian Science Sunday school I found that in bringing to my class the spiritual understanding which I had gained, I was able to teach even the letter of the Scriptures as never before, I realized that spiritual vision had invested the Bible with a new light and Truth had given me indeed a "Key to the Scriptures."

In studying the Bible I have been much impressed with the fact that spiritual vision has ever been a question of individual growth,—Moses, whose spiritual vision enabled him to commune repeatedly with God upon the mountain-top; Christ Jesus, who in his sermon on the mount declared the newer law of loving our neighbor as ourself; and St. John upon the mount of revelation, perceiving, amid the every-day walks of life, the new Jerusalem with its final message of God as Love and Life. Then to this age came the voice of our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, declaring the spiritual vision to be a present possibility and a practical factor in human unfoldment, proving to the world that the declarations of Moses, Jesus, and St. John were the result of a divine Principle governing men, and that the operation of this Principle was as scientific as it was effective, and that it was and is the fulfilment of divine law.

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August 24, 1912

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