Spiritual Manifestation

Mrs. Eddy says, "The letter of Science plentifully reaches humanity today, but its spirit comes only in small degrees" (Science and Health, p. 113). She also counsels, "Continue the mental argument ... until you can cure without it instantaneously, and through Spirit alone" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 359). One reads these pregnant statements and asks himself vaguely, What is the spirit of Christian Science in contradistinction to the letter? If it is the vital current of instantaneous healing, one would do well to search, and to continue searching until he finds.

As Christian Scientists we are for the most part faithful to our obligations; we read and work with daily interest and care, yet not infrequently our problems seem difficult of solution. There seems indeed to be a strange discrepancy between one's faithfulness in reading and working and his demonstrations. Perhaps we increase both, read more, work more, but results are still incommensurate. Our problems remain, and we sometimes decide, not without bitterness, that we have done all we can.

The Lesson-Sermon
August 14, 1915

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