"No man can serve two masters"

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said: "No man can serve two masters. ... Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Memorable words; and especially so, to those instructed in divine Science. It is noteworthy that after uttering them the Master told his hearers of God's loving care for His creation, referring to the feeding of "the fowls of the air" and the growing of the "lilies of the field," and saying, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

No one can possibly know better than does the Christian Scientist how necessary it is to keep thought undivided concerning the eternal verities of Being. Indeed, the great value of Christian Science may be said to lie in the fact that it makes plain what these verities are, and how to be faithful to them: Christian Science lays great stress on the need of obedience to what one understands of Truth. Mrs. Eddy never said that the pathway of the Christian Scientist would be one strewn with roses; she agreed with Paul that the Christian life is a warfare, a battle with the seeming forces of evil, and that the fight must continue until spiritual consciousness is alone acknowledged to be real, to the entire discomfiture of false belief, erroneously termed consciousness.

February 23, 1924

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