To beginners in Christian Science as well as to more advanced students the question often arises: I have learned to know that all is infinite Mind, Love, good, and its perfect infinite manifestation, the spiritual universe and spiritual man; how can anything that is not good still seem to me to have reality or power?
The doctrine of the "divine right of kings" is based on the hypothesis that certain individuals by virtue of their office are responsible for their actions to God alone, that they are above the civil law and therefore not subject to the jurisdiction of the civil courts.
Sometimes in the experience of a student of Christian Science, when a claim of sickness and suffering or lack and limitation seems tenacious, discouragement comes and puts up its plea: Why struggle on?
To-day the traveler crossing the desert lands of Syria or Arabia may chance to see a great flock of sheep and goats guarded by their shepherds around them during the whole of the dark summer night.
When the student of Christian Science has been for some months, perhaps even a year of two, not only a reader of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, but a regular attendant at the Sunday services and the midweek testimony meetings, he begins to take some interest in the various activities of the church, as these are unfolded to him, and to look forward to the time when he, as a member of a branch church or society, will have the privilege of sharing in its work, and so, of helping, in his degree, to spread the Christian Science gospel with its glorious message to mankind.
Elevation is often thought of as great height, altitude, or a place that is so high that to attain it necessitates a long and hard climb up a steep acclivity by a path that zigzags in and out and over huge bowlders and rocks.