All Christendom will agree that Christ Jesus was the most perfect example of true manhood that the world has ever known; yet, has the world made the knowledge of this fact practical? Is it not, rather, holding before the gaze the very opposite of this perfect model,—men governed by the so-called laws of matter and controlled by the shifting weather vanes of circumstance?

Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within you;" in other words, we must look within our own consciousness for the revelation of the truth which will free us from the old beliefs that have been handed down to us. In revealed truth a search for correct knowledge of one's self and one's relation to God and the universe is neither a dry nor an obtuse undertaking; but, on the contrary, when one is actuated by an unselfish longing to be of some practical use in the world, it becomes glad and buoyant. A careful study of the Bible in conjunction with the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, has proved a safe, sure guide to unnumbered thousands of weary searches for health and happiness. This Christ-method is well worth the serious consideration of all who are struggling out of the sense-dreams of matter and are striving for the spiritual sense of all true being; in the language of the apostle, "Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Whoever is ready for the revelation of Truth to this age, which brings healing on its wings, will surely find it if he seeks earnestly and faints not. But he must remember that his journey is mental all the way. "Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul," our Leader tells us (Science and Health, p. 269). In making this exchange, the searcher gains immeasurably on his life-journey, and gains also a knowledge of himself which he could find in no other way.

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