Rules of Order

"The poet's line, 'Order is heaven's first law,' is so eternally true, so axiomatic, that it has become a truism; and its wisdom is as obvious in religion and scholarship as in astronomy or mathematics." These words from page 87 of "Retrospection and Introspection" by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, indicate a keen appreciation of orderly methods in all things, religious activity included.

One helpful discovery, which comes early in the experience of the student of Christian Science, is that of finding its teaching based on perfection. The uncompromising determination constantly to hold this standard before the thought soon brings the searcher after Truth to realize more fully than ever before that "the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." The progress which follows this clearer understanding brings a deeper appreciation of the good about us, and a more ready, rejection of evil. There comes a closer allegiance to law and order, and a resolution to lend support to the orderly conduct of affairs, so that a higher standard of organized procedure may be realized.

May 8, 1926
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