Modesty an Essential Virtue

St. Paul said, "Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind." This means that in his struggle to arrive at proper conclusions and practices one should be allowed the freedom of untrammeled individuality. He should be permitted to rely exclusively on divine guidance,—not a mere choice of his own will as distinctive from the will of others, but in keeping with the Scriptural text, "Thy will be done."

Numerous instances in the life of Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, demonstrate the fact that an unselfish and implicit reliance upon divine Mind insures a guidance which is far superior to one's own conviction of the right course. She was constantly being led into decisions and actions, not knowing at the time why, although discovering later the wisdom of the course.

All honest Christian Scientists and all well meaning religionists have proved this point in some degree. The chief benefit to the every-day life of a Christian Scientists is the intelligent guidance in human affairs which he gains by his faith in the allness of God; not faith in a new God, but in the God of our fathers, "the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob," intensified through the understanding of Truth which Christian Science brings. One has considerable faith in a man who is well recommended by others, but his faith is largely increased if upon acquaintance the man measures up to the reputation he bears.

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"The son of David"
October 23, 1915

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