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"To whom shall we go?"

From the May 22, 1915 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


In the sixth chapter of John's gospel we find it recorded that many of the disciples of Jesus "went back, and walked no more with him," and that when Jesus asked of the twelve, "Will ye also go away?" Simon Peter replied, "Lord, to whom shall we go?" There are many pathways leading toward truth, even though there be but one truth, and one of the most beneficent teachings of Christian Science is that which rebukes arrogance and makes us mindful of the fact that the order of our own entrance into truth is not to be forced upon our brother. Truth can be reached by any one of three processes, —first, the inspirational, by which it is realized without the intervening footsteps; second, by daily experience, which brings us nearer and nearer to the goal; third, by the process of elimination, which through many years of hard experience finally reaches a conviction of the utter uselessness of material means of salvation.

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