Seeking a Sign

While still a girl in high school the writer well remembers how the principal of the school deplored the fact that the pupils worked the problems in arithmetic simply to obtain the answer as it was to be found in the back of the book. He often said, "If I could only remove the pages with the answers from your books I would gladly do so, then you would have to work to prove the principle of mathematics and not for the answers alone."

Often in later years, having accepted the Principle of being as revealed in Christian Science and attempting the solution of the problems confronting us daily, we have found ourselves again working for the answer, or seeking after the sign, instead of striving to effect the demonstration of the Principle of our work. It is true Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that believe," but he could not have meant that the sign was that for which we should work; rather it was simply that which would follow faith, that faith which is an understanding of God and man's relation to Him.

True Baptism
November 27, 1915

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