Not Words, but Deeds

Mrs. Eddy, on page 495 of Science and Health, in answer to the question, "How can I progress most rapidly in the understanding of Christian Science?" counsels in part: "Study thoroughly the letter and imbibe the spirit. Adhere to the divine Principle of Christian Science and follow the behests of God, abiding steadfastly in wisdom, Truth, and Love." This saying might also be applied to the question which soon or late presents itself to every earnest Christian Scientist; namely, how he can best bring this wonderful healing truth to the attention of those with whom he regularly or casually comes into contact.

In itself such a desire is right and laudable, but the mistake is sometimes made by the overzealous worker of thinking that in order to accomplish his purpose it is necessary to do what might be styled active missionary work. He is impressed that he must talk Christian Science to every one, and labor to convert them to the religion which has done so much for him. He forgets, perchance, that he himself was not converted through words, but through the opportunity to see that those calling themselves Christian Scientists were quietly and unostentatiously living a religion which had made them better and healthier men and women than they had been before, and that these same people were healing all manner of diseases for those who came to them for help.

Why Trouble Ye Me?
January 24, 1914

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