"What is that to thee? follow thou me"

When Peter asked Jesus what work John was to do, Jesus' answer was very plain and very positive. In a manner which made it quite impossible for Peter to fail to understand his meaning, Jesus replied, "If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me." Clear and simple as is the lesson, it appears to be one which most men hesitate to learn. Even Christian Scientists, who accept that God is the only Mind and consequently the only guide and governor, apparently find it difficult not to keep inquiring as to what their brother's duty is.

When the revelation of Christian Science comes to its students, they generally see quickly that there is but one method for its practice. They also accept the pronouncement of their Leader in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 265), where she says: "Diverse opinions in Science are stultifying. All must have one Principle and the same rule; and all who follow the Principle and rule have but one opinion of it."

The Finished Work of God
November 14, 1925

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