Great truths reveal themselves gradually to human consciousness. They are at first but dimly discerned, yet sometimes, like a meteor flashing through the summer sky, an illuminating idea will suddenly light up the somberness of material conception and a clearer vision is won. In this more vivid understanding of Truth, familiar words of the Bible unfold their fuller meaning, and it is this quickened thought which gives the students of Christian Science such vantage in their study of the Word.

One of the best known utterances of St. Paul is his declaration "Behold, now is the day of salvation." The spontaneity and incisiveness of the words stir apathetic human sense to more positive conclusions and destroy the dreamy abstraction of languid mentality. Thought is diverted from the misleading "some day" which snares the unwary into somnolence, and is impelled toward the source of true illumination and progress, beholding the everlasting "now" as the only field of spiritual action. Filled with this higher sense, time limitations are gradually removed. Haste and hurry disappear, because they are the progeny of fear and unwarranted anticipations.

The perpetual discontent and discord which human consciousness engenders, is the outcome of mortal man's belief in those limitations which he has labeled days and years. Whenever men recognize and discard these barriers, then that broader horizon opens out which was upheld by Paul as infinite actuality. The apostle does not say, You will have to work through a great deal before you come out on the other side, or You will see clearly some time or other, and kindred phrases. He says, "now"—this, the only period known to omnipresent Mind—is when you can be saved. You can be safe at this very minute from the attacks of evil through the understanding of divine Truth.

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July 19, 1913

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