The reformative effects of Christian Science upon human character are far more thorough and comprehensive than appear to the casual observer. As the message of God it comes to the human heart, and speaks in a "still small voice," then waits until each individual is ready to accept its healing ministrations. When one is quite ready to open the door of his heart to Christian Science, the truth enters, and then the transformation of character begins whereby he slowly drops the ways and means of mortal mind, and takes up and utilizes thoughts of good proceeding from the divine Mind, which now becomes his teacher and guide.

It makes little difference whether the door of the heart be thrown open to truth by man of letters, the farmer, the man of commerce, or the day-laborer. In the sense all who take up the study of Christian Science are in a state of ignorance. They may not be so accounted by human standards, but from the standpoint of divine Mind the newcomer of Scripture truth, however well versed he may be in the letter of the Scriptures and the scholarship of the world.

Every mortal comes to Christian Science sadly is need of education, instruction from God in wisdom and spiritual understanding, but when the heart of one who has long fed on the husks of mere intellectualism is opened to the appeal of Christian Science, he begins to learn of "the deep things of God." Many come to Christian Science who not only lack knowledge of spiritual verities, but who are also sadly ignorant of the best ways and means of working for the good of humanity along practical lines; while others come well equipped for usefulness, and they are consequently enabled to give speedy proofs of their ability to cooperate in the work of supplying the diverse needs of mankind.

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August 24, 1912

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