THE human race is a race of seekers. So-called mortal mind is always seeking something. It goes hither and yon, making unceasing efforts, and always in quest of something. Its search is for the most part doomed to failure, doomed to end in disappointment. If we were to search for a word which would fittingly describe the long-sought-for goal, probably none would more succinctly describe the end and aim of all human struggles than the word "satisfaction." Thus humanity is ever striving for satisfying peace, contentment, and happiness. The ways and means devised by human thought are almost countless; but in the end they all alike prove vain and unsatisfying.

Christian Science has come to this age to meet its deepest human need, and to satisfy fully its most earnest longings. The word "satisfaction" comes from two Latin words: satis, meaning full or enough, and facere, to make or cause. Christian Science makes perfectly clear the cause of the fruitless search for satisfaction in the past, and proves unmistakably how it is to be gained and retained fully and permanently. Divine metaphysics teaches us that God, infinite good, can alone satisfy man; for He alone is unlimited, unrestricted, infinite. On page 481 of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy says that "God's being is infinity, freedom, harmony, and boundless bliss." God's goodness, mercy, and loving-kindness are illimitable, immeasurable; and when we look to such an inexhaustible source for our health, harmony, and happiness, we never look in vain.

Let us apply this to the question of physical discord. The most enthusiastic believer in material methods will admit that under such methods the results are only temporary, and that under certain conditions the trouble is very apt to return. In fact, before gaining any knowledge of God as taught in Christian Science, how often we were told that the most we could expect was only temporary relief! On the other hand, what does Christian Science teach us on this subject? It teaches us that as we gain the true knowledge of God as divine Love, infinite good, Mind, Spirit, the erroneous beliefs which caused our difficulties are expelled from thought. As consciousness becomes imbued with God's truth, a difficulty can no more return than a weed can continue to grow after it has been plucked up by the roots. This great fact has been proved to us beyond the slightest doubt; and so we have rejoiced in the words of the Psalmist when he refers to God "who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's."

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