Need of the Spirit

ON page 113 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy has written: "The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love. Without this, the letter is but the dead body of Science,—pulseless, cold, inanimate." The experience of a Christian Scientist proved conclusively the truth of this statement, and showed that wrong thought is enough to prevent a healing. It also proved that words do not always to Love.

Before the study of Christian Science was taken up, there had existed a bitter feud between a relative and the student, and through this quarrel two families had been separated. During the first two years of his study the Scientist experienced many beautiful healings; but one claim, which seemed hardest to overcome, refused to yield in spite of all the study and mantal work done by himself and a Christian Science practitioner. Meanwhile, every morning during summer season the supposedly bitter foe passed the Scientist's home on his way to the train. One morning the Scientist's to the fact that not only had he been ignoring this relative, but he had been harboring resentment against him. Although, through his study of Christian Science, he had gained sufficient spiritual understanding about man's true relationship to God to know the truth about the situation, he was not using this understanding. He asked himself whether Love was passive or active; and the answer came with no uncertainty, revealing Love as omniactive and showing clearly that prompted him not be inactive. Further inquiry prompted him to deal with this claim as one would with a belief of sickness, in order to destroy the lie.

"Thou God seest me"
April 11, 1925

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