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As soon as a student acquires even a slight understanding of any given subject, he finds it necessary to use that understanding in order to progress. One of the first laws to be recognized in the study of physics is the law of gravitation. In every experiment due allowance must be made for the operation of this law; and each new rule as it is learned must be taken into account in subsequent experiments.

What is true of physical science with regard to the unvarying nature of law is no less true of divine Science; all the spiritual understanding gained has to be kept in constant use. On page 323 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy says, "In order to apprehend more, we must put into practice what we already know." The student soon finds that even the most minute detail of his thought must be brought into line with the demands of divine Principle, for error is always seeking admittance at the weakest point and in the most unlooked for ways. The need for alertness is shown by our Leader's choice of the name Sentinel for our weekly periodical, and also in placing on its title page the words, "What I say unto you I say unto all, Watch."

November 30, 1918

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