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.

With this changed view-point and working basis, the equilibrium of thought is also restored. Life becomes "worth the living." The outlook is energizing, ennobling. Keen interest and zest become habitual. Right adjusts the balance more speedily in daily thought processes, and gratitude and praise become more frequent guests. These blessings always follow in the wake of the perception and acknowledgment of the Science of good. Even the upheavals which sometimes seem to attend the transfer of faith from material sense testimony to spiritual evidence, gradually lose their power to alarm, because we are learning that divine Love is at the helm and that all is well.

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September 21, 1912

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