"Strengthen thy brethren"

In the twenty-second chapter of Luke we find these words of Christ Jesus, spoken to Peter, "I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." This tender appeal, made by the Master as he was nearing the close of that most wonderful earthly ministry, may well be considered by all who have named themselves followers of Christ in Christian Science. It matters not how slight our understanding of this subject may be, there is always some one who seems to know just a little less; some one who is taking the first faltering steps, and who, because he has not yet learned to turn his thought to divine Principle, may for a time seem to be hindered in his growth Spiritward through our failure to measure up more nearly to the requirements of Truth.

How grateful we should be that God in His love has shown us the perfect way, through Christ Jesus, and that in our own day our revered Leader, Mrs. Eddy, had the clarity of vision to grasp the import of that wonderful Christ-way, and to give it to the world in such a comprehensive form that all who will may understand. How earnestly we should watch and pray that this light which is given us be not hid, but that all who come into any relations with us may feel that sense of love and good will for which the world is hungering and which does indeed strengthen the brethren.

Grateful Praise
September 26, 1914

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