From ancient times some expression of desire for long life has been used as a greeting. "O king, live for ever," are the words of Daniel in the Old Testament; but we find the Psalmist declaring that "threescore years and ten" constitute the limit of human existence, and that "if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow."

The human mind, ever ready, when not guided by the divine Mind, to go down under the suggestions of error, has accepted the lower estimate, and has generally looked upon those who have passed the Psalmist's limit as having ceased to be of much practical use in the world,—as merely hanging on in a state of second childhood. Christian Science is showing that this limited view is not correct, and that we should have an expectation of continuous life, passed without the unfortunate happenings that would mar its orderly and progressive unfoldment.

"Foundational trusts"
June 20, 1925

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