In Science and Health (p. 233) Mrs. Eddy says, "Progress is the law of God." There is nothing dubious or uncertain in the statement. It is a true declaration concerning the spiritual or real life of man. But if this be true, there should not seem to be a lack of progress in the case of any one. Such a case would be lawless, a negative condition without divine sanction.

It assures and strengthens one to know that nothing exists in the providence of God to prevent progress out of the sorrows and sufferings which hedge about mortal existence, into the joy and health of regenerated manhood. Whatever seems to hinder progress is unscientific. There is a mistake somewhere, and the sooner it is discovered and rectified the better. We need to be alert to the errors which mortal mind would constantly seem to be seeking to place in our path.

He who has a garden knows the constant care it requires,—the digging, the watering, the weeding, not spasmodically but regularly; and always his object is the flower more beautiful, the fruit larger and more nearly perfect.

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Believing Good to be True
November 28, 1914

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