Expression Equals Demonstration

On page 336 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes: "Immortal man was and is God's image or idea, even the infinite expression of infinite Mind, and immortal man is coexistent and coeternal with that Mind." Thus she has clearly shown the way for every sincere seeker for Truth, and thus she has taught in terms for human comprehension the law of expression and demonstration. From early childhood she listened to ever present divine Love, until finally she expressed her unfolding vision of Life in that great statement of spiritual premises and conclusions, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." When this step was taken, the revelation of divine Science continued to be unfolded to her and to be developed, substantiated, and verified by healing all manner of diseases. She thus saw more of the meaning of the church triumphant as typified in all the varied activities of the Christian Science movement.

In following the trail that Mary Baker Eddy so courageously blazed for us out of the wilderness of superstition into the city that "lieth foursquare," we must read aright the signs she hewed in the tall oak and cut in the rough granite to keep us in the straight line from premise to conclusion. Because of the all-inclusiveness of God, evil with its consequences is unreal and nonexistent. This we must understand on the path which leads from right motive, the starting point of expression, into demonstration, its full realization. It is interesting to note in this connection that the list of marginal headings which Mrs. Eddy used to emphasize the important points in Science and Health, begins with "Right motives" and ends with the apocalyptic vision, "The city of our God."

Nearer to Thee
May 8, 1920

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