If there is one statement of Jesus that is fixed in my thought more than another it is, "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." From the time I first attended a Christian Science church as a small boy till now as a young man, I have read those words on the wall over the Readers' desks, and now I find them a help to keep me in the paths of righteousness. Many times when I have desired, in the error of discouragement, to quit some job or to stop short of the accomplishment of some purpose, the word "continue," has come to me and I have worked the harder to do my task in proving that my consciousness is filled with good thoughts to the exclusion of undesirable ones.

To continue means to abide or stay. We may abide or stay in the truth; and this means to hold to what we now know of Truth and reach out for more, which is progress. This also means that to continue is to go on, to go forward, to achieve. The goal is freedom and perfection.

The Pioneer
July 17, 1920

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