Reliance on Truth

Every student of Christian Science finds many valuable lessons to be gleaned from what may seem, at the time, simple commonplace happenings of our daily life. Later, when in quiet meditation we review them, we find them to be experiences through which come many helpful proofs of God's care. The little discords which might have seemed so trying are found to be stepping stones, opportunities to prove the power of the Word and to put into use the knowledge we have gained. Thus we may ascend the mount of spiritual discernment and understanding, the summit of which is the aspiration of every student. This, however, can only be attained through demonstration.

There is always the necessity of demonstrating every step of the way. Whatever the error that clamors for recognition may seem to be, until we see the truth of the Master's statement, "The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works," we cannot expect to accomplish many mighty works. If we have started to work out our life problems with the understanding of the Scriptures as explained by Mrs. Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," we must apply the knowledge we have gained to every problem which presents itself, be it great or small, else we need not complain if we meet only with dismal failures. Many times little errors present themselves which we feel are of slight importance, and we feel capable of correcting them without first putting down the thought of self. Like the illusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, mortal mind leads us on and on into this bypath and that, until after weary traveling we find the pot of gold no nearer than when we started, and in the end, before the erroneous condition is overcome, we are driven to the one and only Mind, and many times, like Sir Launfal in his quest for the Holy Grail, we find right at our very door that for which we were so wildly seeking. It had been there all the time, but because of our own blindness we could not discern it. All of good is ready and waiting for us; it is for us to make ready to receive.

At "the ford Jabbok"
August 2, 1919

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