"Semper paratus"

To be prepared for every emergency is the ideal position for men and nations, and in the endeavor to attain this ideal nations have built up great armaments and men have carried about with them innumerable impedimenta and paraphernalia of all descriptions, only to find when the emergency is reached that something needful is missing. This failure is ever the result of trusting to matter as a savior, for, in the last analysis, matter has no intelligence and therefore cannot save mankind from the results of its faith in matter or nonintelligence.

It is only as one ceases to trust in matter and begins to rely on Spirit, God, that true preparedness is possible. What a blessing an ever present, unfailing remedy would be to earth's weary ones who, after applying every material remedy, are yet burdened with their unsolved problems. But such a remedy has always been at hand, for in Jeremiah we read, "Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?" and in the New Testament, "The kingdom of God is at hand." This is the same Lord that says in Exodus, "I am the Lord that healeth thee."

The world has not, however, fully turned to spiritual healing. Since the coming of Christian Science as taught by Mary Baker Eddy in her book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," countless thousands have been healed through the application of her teachings. These use no other means of healing, finding Christian Science an ever present remedy. Just as the multiplication table, when properly applied, is available in every situation to solve every problem, so Christian Science, by proving that God is the only power, shows that good is omnipotent and that its opposite, evil, in any form has no power or reality. The knowledge of this is the first step in learning how to heal the sick by spiritual means. Once having grasped this truth, one is ready to realize that all that is unlike God must be unreal. Or, as Mrs. Eddy puts it on page 353 of Science and Health, "When we learn that error is not real, we shall be ready for progress, 'forgetting those things which are behind.'"

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"What ye will"
July 10, 1920

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