ACCORDING to the doctrine of Christ Jesus, which is fully explained to this age in what Mrs. Eddy has discovered and named Christian Science, there is no possibility of any hindrance to progress when that progress is toward God and is directed by spiritual understanding. In her marvelous book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," beginning on page 232, Mrs. Eddy makes this statement: "There is neither place nor opportunity in Science for error of any sort. Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. These proofs consist solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil."

Now there may come times in the human experiences of any of us when our way seems blocked and a mesmerism of hopelessness takes hold of us. But in reality this is a time for great rejoicing for a Christian Scientist, for if he is faithful to his spiritual guidance in the face of this stoppage of unfoldment into the Christ way of thinking, he will find that he has in reality risen higher in his concept of God because of the struggle. There is no power but God, and consequently nothing to stem the tide of unfoldment in spiritual understanding. God has willed that His work is very good, and there is no other will power. Now man is God's work. God expresses himself as idea, and since God is infinite, unlimited action, His idea, image and likeness, man, can never stop unfolding as good activity. This is the law of God controlling man.

"The right understanding of Him"
January 7, 1922

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