"Why should the work cease?"

While studying a recent Lesson-Sermon, as outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly, the writer was deeply impressed by the story of Nehemiah, as symbolical of the human experiences of many Christian Scientists to-day.

First of all, it will be remembered, the realization came to Nehemiah, as to all of us, that the wall of protection against evil was much in need of being rebuilt, and he grieved because, through neglect, it had been laid low. Then followed the resolve to repair the damage, which worthy determination has its counterpart in the desire, so strong in each individual, and of which Mrs. Eddy speaks in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 98), when she says, "We come to strengthen and perpetuate our organizations and institutions; and to find strength in union,—strength to build up, through God's right hand, that pure and undefiled religion whose Science demonstrates God and the perfectibility of man."

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