"But thou shalt know hereafter"

As the student of Christian Science pursues his journey from material sense to the understanding of Spirit, he is often surprised when, upon reading some one of the Bible stories with which he has become familiar, an almost startling unfoldment dawns upon him, and he sees he has been looking afar off when the pearl was just at his feet. While he may entertain a passing query as to why he never saw it before, he will not permit such a thought, if he be wise, to detract from the joy of the new light that has come to him.

The responsive reading for a Sunday Lesson-Sermon in The Christian Science Quarterly was that part of the thirteenth chapter of John which relates to the story of the Master washing the feet of the disciples. One student who had read the lesson each day during the week, receiving good therefrom at each reading, was finally arrested by the passage used as the caption for this article. It is not stated how many of the disciples had submitted without protest to having their feet washed by him whom they had seen healing the sick, walking on the water, stilling the tempest, and raising the dead, before he came to Peter. Evidently one of the most spiritual of the group of students, Peter also seems to have possessed great ardor and impulsiveness.

True Compassion
February 25, 1922

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