The word "restoring" is derived from the Latin: re, again; stare, to stand. As applied to the activity seen to be at work in the consciousness of one who is passing out of the darkness of material thinking into the light of spiritual understanding, the word "restoring" describes the quality of this activity.

In the living which approaches the Christianly scientific sense there accumulate proofs of an all-wise, all-good Principle, restoring ever, through lessons learned aright, our confidence and peace. The need of restoration cannot be denied, but it is not for a restoration of confidence and peace in the material interpretation of life. This world's most ardent and faithful devotees have found its promises unfulfilled. Satisfaction must be found elsewhere. As we cease voluntarily or involuntarily from the expectation of satisfaction in false values, faith always comes into the seeming void, be it soon or late, and points the way to the true abiding-place of confidence and peace, the realm of the spiritually real. Re, again, stare, to stand; here again these are restored and increased an hundredfold.

September 21, 1912

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