"Footsteps of Truth"

When thought first becomes acquainted with the doctrine of Christian Science, it is startled at the apparent difference between the everyday affairs of life and the absolute statements of Truth, which one intuitively approves and longs to see realized. But to reconcile these opposites may seem a task almost impossible of accomplishment. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 254), in the chapter entitled "Footsteps of Truth," Mrs. Eddy assures the reader that "the human footsteps leading to perfection are indispensable."

Now the question arises as to what these human footsteps may be, and how one can know whether or not he is taking the desired steps. Under the marginal heading "Transitional qualities" (ibid., p. 115) we find posited, "Humanity, honesty, affection, compassion, hope, faith, meekness, temperance." If, then, these constitute the steps which will bridge the gulf between confusion and peace, between the unreal and the real, one sees that the traversing of the distance between these opposites is wholly a mental process; hence possible of attainment by every one.

August 28, 1926

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