Holding Fast

There is no better, no easier way to acquire what might be termed a working knowledge of Christian Science, than is briefly outlined by Mrs. Eddy on page 495 of Science and Health: "Study thoroughly the letter and imbibe the spirit. Adhere to the divine Principle of Christian Science and follow the behests of God, abiding steadfastly in wisdom, Truth, and Love." Surely these directions are simple enough, yet here we have in substance the theory of all Christian Science practice, either for one's self or for a patient. That it is practical, demonstrable, and ever available, has been proven times without number.

Christian Science does not demand of those who turn to it for aid that they become adherents of its teachings, but it does point out to them the open door to that glorious liberty of the children of God which is man's heritage, even while it binds up their wounds and soothes their sorrows. There are those who like the lepers of old accept their healing and go their way unmindful of the boon they have received, content to accept though giving nothing in exchange. Nevertheless, that all mankind shall know and exercise their privilege of salvation, till sin, disease, and death have ceased to be, is the goal toward which every loyal student is striving.

Gladness and Gain
February 12, 1916

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