"No thought for the morrow"

Students of Christian Science who are making discoveries, have learned among other things how futile and profitless it is for mortal man to make plans. When we are wise enough to realize that God forecasts every event of man's individual existence, we will have a well-poised understanding of the government of good. When we perceive that the unkind experiences of mortal man's daily life may be converted into blessings, we gain a new comprehension of the beatitudes.

"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven." The deep meaning of these words of Jesus becomes apparent to the consciousness which is learning that the lessons which seem hard to human sense are actually a benediction. There is unspeakable comfort in our Leader's words in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 149): "Remember, thou canst be brought into no condition, be it ever so severe, where Love has not been before thee and where its tender lesson is not awaiting thee. Therefore despair not nor murmur, for that which seeketh to save, to heal, and to deliver, will guide thee, if thou seekest this guidance."

Under the inspiration of a growing trust and faith in divine Love, whose one purpose is to be infinitely kind and to guide us alright, individual consciousness acquires a placidity, a serene confidence, which precludes any anxiety or fear, or the necessity for making plans. Elizabeth Barrett Browning must have had a glimpse of "God's greatness" and the disquietude of mortal minds when she wrote,—

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Giving Up and Going Up
November 13, 1915

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