HELPING THE CAUSE

Christian Science is preaching the gospel of the Christ-healing, and is destined by its very nature to bring redemption to all nations. The opportunity to help in this work is a privilege to be not lightly esteemed; nay, more, it is an indispensable part of individual salvation, inasmuch as no one can obey the Master's commands and live for himself alone. The secret of the growth of Christian Science, if it can be said to have a secret, lies in the fact that it presents and demonstrates the truth about God, His absolute sovereignty and allness, and is therefore substantially meeting human need. To support such a movement obviously means, in its true sense, that we shall not participate in so-called evil, nor allow it to operate through us, but that we shall conform our thought and life wholly to the standard of good.

When Mrs. Eddy discovered Christian Science she freely devoted her life to the end that all humanity might share it with her. In turn it rests with each one who discerns and loves this truth to share his light with his neighbor, for to bring the kingdom of heaven to human consciousness is not the work of one man or of one woman, but of all mankind. Without some response in this direction, Mrs. Eddy could not have taken the progressive steps which have brought this movement to its present efficiency and world-wide proportions; but the work is only begun, and it devolves upon Christian Scientists to carry it on to completion. Until humanity wakens from its dream of a life separate from God, and human consciousness reflects only the divine, this work must continue and draw its support from the Master's true followers.

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