"Casting away his garment"

"The hour has struck when proof and demonstration, instead of opinion and dogma, are summoned to the support of Christianity, 'making wise the simple.'" So we read on page 342 of the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with key to the Scriptures." Are we, like blind Bartimaeus, as recorded in Mark's gospel, sitting by the wayside begging, waiting for the proof of the Christ-message to enlighten our darkened sense? Have we called out in our frantic efforts for deliverance, as did he, and been told by those about us that we should hold our peace; and have we cried the more? Then we, too, shall surely be heard. The very fact that Christian Science literature has been brought to our notice, and has caused us to investigate its teachings, is evidence that we have been calling, "Have mercy on me."

It is recorded that the blind man cast away his garment when he went to Jesus. Now have we cast away our garment, our cloak of self-righteousness, of personal opinion, which we have no doubt been cherishing for years as very necessary to our sense of comfort and protection? Have we put away our material sense of things, and are we ready to receive our healing in Truth's way? To prepare ourselves for this Christ-message we must cast away thoughts of self, and think as God would have us think. Mrs. Eddy says on page 192 of Science and Health, "The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable."

Results of Sunday School Experience
July 27, 1918

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