True Attraction

Our great spiritual Teacher, Christ Jesus, gave us the keynote for true attraction when he said, "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." Through the spiritual understanding gained from the study of the Bible, in conjunction with the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Scientists may understand this to mean that as he, Jesus, lifted up the Christ, overcoming false beliefs in regard to man, all who were ready for the same blessing would be drawn to the truth. Christian Scientists also understand that each individual follower of Jesus may lift up the Christ or spiritual idea so that others will likewise see and come to the understanding and demonstration of Truth.

On page 22 of "Pulpit and Press" Mrs. Eddy wrote many years ago: "If the lives of Christian Scientists attest their fidelity to Truth, I predict that in the twentieth century every Christian church in our land, and a few in far-off lands, will approximate the understanding of Christian Science sufficiently to heal the sick in his name. Christ will give to Christianity his new name, and Christendom will be classified as Christian Scientists." What impetus, what longing to do his part faithfully in hastening the fulfillment of this prophecy, do these healing words inspire in the life of every Christian Scientist! What a debt of gratitude we owe our Leader for having lifted up the standard of Truth for us in this age! Where would we be to-day were it not for her toil and struggle to lift up the Christ by overcoming the false material belief of a selfhood apart from God?

"Stretch forth thy hand"
October 31, 1925

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