WHEN Paul wrote, in his first letter to the Thessalonians, "Pray without ceasing," and prefaced this admonition with the words, "Rejoice evermore," following it with, "In every thing give thanks," one can readily see that the writer of this epistle recognized joy and gratitude as essential to true prayer, and these two qualities are so linked together as to make it difficult to find where the one ends, and the other begins, in attempting to differentiate.
WHAT a wonderful thing Christian Science is to the person who, befogged in sin, worried over financial difficulties, disappointed in the failure to find joy and peace in some human relationship, or clogged by the pain and weariness of some belief of physical ill, hears the joyous message of divine Love and the good which it brings to all the world, in the inspired words of Mary Baker Eddy: "The notion that both evil and good are real is a delusion of material sense, which Science annihilates.
AGAIN and again, when battling with the claims of finite sense—the suggestions of physical or mental inharmony and lack—the student of Christian Science is tempted to cry out for more of the truth to help him in his time of need.
THE student of Christian Science early learns that thought is turning in new directions, is seeking new channels for expression.
WHEN the light of Truth first appears midst the chaotic beliefs of mortal mind, the individual feels as if he were inhabiting another world; the old false beliefs and fears begin to drop away, one by one, and all things become new.
AT the present time, when this material world seems so full of trouble and unrest, it is good to remember the words of the "sweet psalmist of Israel," "Be still, and know that I am God.