RECENTLY, a Christian Scientist in listening to a selection given by one of our large orchestras learned a valuable lesson. The composition was intended to depict the life of a hero; and one portion was supposed to represent the hero's enemies. The various instruments blared forth, some shrill and strident, some hoarse and blatant, others trying to lure with satirical intent, until it seemed as though pandemonium reigned, as though there were no directing thought of harmony, but only noise and confusion. To one, however, whose ear was attuned to hear, the main melody, the theme or motif, could still be heard, moving majestically and rhythmically on its way, unaffected, undisturbed, by the din seething around it. To the Scientist there came the statement, given by our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 306), "Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses, Science, still enthroned, is unfolding to mortals the immutable, harmonious, divine Principle—is unfolding Life and the universe, ever present and eternal."

The student went on to think how truly this music depicted the mental arguments of evil which lay claim to power. How similar to the false testimony of the physical senses, sometimes shrill and strident, are the lies of the belief of life in matter and the fear of a power apart from God, hoarse and rasping in their insistence! At other times, by their alluring aspects, the belief in carnal, worldly pleasures would try to separate the student from his goal. Were we to depend entirely upon the evidence of the physical senses, how often would it seem that pandemonium reigned! And to one whose ear is not attuned to spiritual truth, verily the world to-day seems confusion worse confounded. He who has been able, however, to gain a right understanding of God through Christian Science can detect the falsity of these arguments, and see that harmony, expressing God's law, moves on majestically, grandly, untouched and undisturbed by error.

Immortality versus Mortality
August 9, 1924

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