Burning the Tares

The completeness of Jesus' demonstrations of Truth is evidenced in each experience related, as well as in every word of his teaching. He knew no halfway position from which to solve life's problems, and he left none partially solved. In every instance of his work he proved his understanding of the allness of Spirit in the complete vanquishment of error and its claims. He demanded that the annihilation of false belief should be complete. In the parable of the wheat and the tares, recorded in Matthew's gospel, the tares were to be burned ere the wheat was garnered.

A careful study of this plan of action as taught by the Master will answer to anyone's satisfaction the question as to why cases for healing are sometimes not fully brought out, and will reveal the remedy for any seeming return of a condition which was thought to have been healed. The rule of action has been reversed and the attempt is made to gather the wheat after separating it from the tares, but there still remains the demand of divine law to burn the tares. Otherwise expressed, the patient, and perhaps the practitioner as well, attempts to establish a scientific consciousness of health, while there is yet retained in thought a sense of the realness of the disease and of the discordant condition through which the patient seems to have passed.

Gladness and Giving
April 5, 1919

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