Unselfed Love and Gratitude

Many helpful lessons may be gained in our passage from sense to Soul through appreciation of the unselfish deeds of others. The Scriptures are filled with these object lessons, such as the little maid of Israel who, when taken captive into Syria, did not sit down in self-pity and bemoan her fate, but turned her thought to helping Naaman that he might be healed of his leprosy. Not only was Naaman's healing accomplished, but we find him giving this complete acknowledgment of its source, "Now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel."

In one of our Wednesday evening meetings a gentleman told of his having reached home from business one evening in excruciating pain, when a telephone message came asking him to help a friend who was suffering. His first thought was that he had quite enough to do for him-self, but he answered, "Yes, I will." He gave his friend treatment as taught in Christian Science, realizing the allness and power and presence of God with the patient, and man's likeness to his Maker. And when the gentleman's thought reverted to himself he was healed.

A Song of Joy
September 29, 1917

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