"Follow me"

When our Master was asked by the rich young man what he should do to inherit eternal life, it is noteworthy that Jesus first referred him to those commandments which relate to man's duty to his neighbor. Upon receiving the assurance that these had been kept, and in answer to the question, "What lack I yet?" the test of self-denial was required of him. Jesus said, "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, ... and come and follow me."

In all probability this inquirer after Truth was sincere, and was living in obedience to the commandments as far as he understood them; but his unwillingness to part with his material possessions showed that he was worshiping the false gods of belief in life and substance in matter, that belief which is rebuked in the commandment: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Mrs. Eddy says: "This me is Spirit. Therefore the command means this: Thou shalt have no intelligence, no life, no substance, no truth, no love, but that which is spiritual" (Science and Health, p. 467).

Our Highest Concept
September 20, 1913

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