"Father and Mother"

Christian science is the revelation of Truth to this age, and therefore requires humility and inspiration to be understood. The student needs humility, whereby he is able to cast out of his thought all foolish pride and erroneous theories based on the reality of matter and evil, even that "wisdom of this world" which Paul says "is foolishness with God," and needs inspiration and divine hunger and thirst after righteousness, which are true prayer and never remain unanswered.

This wonderful Science shows how the Bible, when understood spiritually, contains the solution for every problem that perplexes humanity, and teaches how we can make this knowledge of practical value in our daily life. One of the first steps is to rediscover for ourselves the correct conception of God, Principle, as our loving Father and Mother. For many centuries mankind has been suffering from a false belief of Deity as an anthropomorphic Being—a kind of glorified man of austerity and fierce retribution, the creator of a visible material universe and of men and women full of evil traits and tendencies. With such an opinion, is it any wonder that humanity is crying out for something better, and that, as such erroneous thinking produces its fruits of sickness and despair, many are at length willing to swallow their own prejudicies and learn something of the glory of Principle as taught in Christian Science?

Any one who is willing to be humble, to become as a little child, to study the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and to put its teachings into practice so far as understood, will find healing from whatever form of discord claims to be operative at the moment. This is not a mere extravagant assertion, but a fact already proved in the personal experience of thousands of Christian Scientists all over the world, and provable by any sincere seeker who is willing to advance step by step. Mere cleverness is not necessary in this study. Mrs. Eddy states most emphatically on page 10 of the Preface to Science and Health, "No intellectual proficiency is requisite in the learner, but sound morals are most desirable."

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The Seamless Robe
July 17, 1920

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