Grateful Praise

Some one remarked a while ago that he did not see why the Bible contained so many commands to praise and to magnify God; but in Christian Science how easily and beautifully this is explained! To praise God, to exalt Him, to magnify Him continually, is the earnest desire of its every true representative. As Mrs. Eddy says, "The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good" (Science and Health, p. 450). A Christian Science treatment magnifies God in consciousness until all sense of evil disappears.

The writer is most grateful for the spiritual signification of praise learned in Christian Science. An almost constant feeling of loneliness and depression has been destroyed through the practice of the simple rule to let "all that is within me, bless his holy name." How grateful we all should be that today it is possible to declare, with understanding, as did Mary centuries ago, "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour"!

September 26, 1914
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