"The right understanding of Him"

"NOTHING has retarded the advancement of learning more than the disposition of vulgar minds to ridicule and vilify that which they cannot understand." Since Samuel Johnson uttered these words, Truth has been patiently unfolding to the degree where this "disposition of vulgar minds," or, it may be as well to say, ignorance, is becoming less noticeable. Especially now has mortal mind good cause to hold its breath since the staggering shock from the first days' convening of the momentous Conference on the Limitation of Armament, in Washington.

When the United States of America was founded upon a concept of Principle, how much of the divine Principle the founders glimpsed no one knows, but it is evident that it was the Rock upon which they builded. It was the very truth that gave them the light to discern the liberty of the sons of God. Much has been written by Mary Baker Eddy on the subject of this sacred and glorious inception. She not only appreciated the significance of its birth but also with the foresight of the prophet she was to declare, in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 129): "I reluctantly foresee great danger threatening our nation,—imperialism, monopoly, and a lax system of religion. But the spirit of humanity, ethics, and Christianity sown broadcast—all concomitants of Christian Science—is taking strong hold of the public thought throughout our beloved country and in foreign lands, and is tending to counteract the trend of mad ambition."

January 7, 1922

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