Truth's Activity

Apart from Christian Scientists there are few who would venture to make any definite statements as to the origin of energy. This does not mean that no opinions are advanced respecting the manifestations of energy as cognized by the physical senses; but as such observations are always limited to materiality, they are of little value to man as a being of infinite spiritual possibilities. The materialist might argue at this point that we are getting away from practical considerations, but the student of Christian Science could tell him that its teachings tend to make one intensely practical in all things, beginning with his religion, which in turn becomes the basis of all his thinking and doing.

Most people come to Christian Science because they need help and have failed to find it through material means or through their concepts of God, and it is safe to say that very few pursue their investigations unless they become convinced that what they need is really available in Christian Science; in other words, that this Science can bring them into close touch with the source of all true energy, namely, infinite Mind. Many sufferers might say as did those in Ezekiel's vision, "Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost," but the promise given them, "I will open your graves, ... and shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live," is proved as true today as when the prophet heard it.

Ezekiel's vision of a universal resurrection of humanity presents a wonderful picture of the mighty operation of Truth as realized in Christian Science. The prophet saw a valley filled with "dry bones," and he was asked if these bones could live. Here material sense was silent; its answer could only have been, No. But spiritual sense made its appeal to Spirit, God, and said, "O Lord God, thou knowest." This was the beginning of the healing, the resurrection, and then the prophet was told to declare what God knows, which is never less than life and its perfect manifestation. This may also be said to outline the work of the Christian Scientist. Here it is well to note that the prophet was bidden to declare the truth more than once, for the dead sleep of materialism holds mortals in its grasp until they become in some measure conscious of Truth's mighty activity, and Christ Jesus gives us no promise that anything less than the knowing of the truth shall make us free.

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Worship God
April 10, 1915

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