Heredity

Undoubtedly there is nothing that strikes more of a sense of terror or hopelessness to the human heart than the thought that one is the victim of some hereditary condition, for the relief of which all human skill has proved of no avail. Such a thought carries with it a keen sense of injustice; and this is supported by the conviction that every one is entitled to be started off in this world normally equipped, having the moral, intellectual, and physical qualities necessary to combat the difficulties and solve the problems that human existence presents.

When such a one decides in his heart that Christian Science is the truth, and chooses, come what may, to adhere steadfastly to its teachings, he gains somewhat the meaning of Mrs. Eddy's words, so wonderfully given in her illustrated poem, "Christ and Christmas,"—

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Above the Clouds
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