Weathering the Storm

From time to time we hear the expression "fair-weather Scientists." It suggests the thought of apathy or lack of mental energy and moral courage in facing and overcoming seemingly difficult problems. Some one has written, "All things which strive to ascend, ascend in the striving." If this be true, it would appear that the life-work and thought of every Christian Scientist should be the continual striving to ascend, through the overcoming of error of one kind or another either in himself or in others who may look to him for assistance. To the earnest Christian Scientist the mental or spiritual uplifting that comes through this labor of love is manifold, and far exceeds any material reward.

In the sacred Scriptures there are many examples and illustrations of the strife and struggle of mortals to overcome error, and of the reward to those who were not easily turned aside from the paths of divine Principle, but who patiently persevered in upholding God's laws in all things, according to their knowledge and their judgment of what was rightly demanded of them by those laws. In many of these cases the reward came only after long and severe trials and much suffering.

Evil Impersonal and Unreal
September 13, 1924

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