"Rise in the strength of Spirit"

"RISE in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man." So writes Mrs. Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 393). With this admonition from our beloved Leader, it behooves us as students of Christian Science to ask ourselves the meaning of the statement. Just what does it imply to "rise in the strength of Spirit"? How shall we avail ourselves of the truth of it and make it practicable? On the face of it, it surely means to lay aside all arrogance, human will, and human planning, and to tread meekly and conscientiously along the road that Jesus trod.

God can be known only through the ideas which express Him. So, as each earnest student of Christian Science expresses the qualities of meekness, honesty, humility, purity, health, and holiness, he is rising "in the strength of Spirit;" and this rising is an irresistible expulsive power to everything that is unlike God, good.

Opportunity in Whatever Occupation
January 31, 1925

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