No two people tread exactly the same human pathway in their endeavor to pattern their lives after the great Exemplar of Truth, Christ Jesus. From the human point of view it often appears as if one person were faced with far harder problems than another, but what seems to be a very discordant condition may be no more difficult to the one who is striving to see its unreality than a so-called trifling inharmony which tries to fret and trouble the life of another who is longing for peace. It is the amount of overcoming which has to be considered; and what is really necessary is to see that each one of us is capable of meeting any experience that comes our way. Nothing is ever too big or too insignificant for our consecrated endeavor; and each overcoming is our part in the work of the salvation of the world from its belief in sin, sickness, and death, and is essential to progress in the journey from sense to Soul.

Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, has revealed the way to this accomplishment; and Christian Scientists have proved that the study of her writings and the demonstration of the truth which is contained therein bring healing and comfort even to the one afflicted by the most stubborn so-called incurable disease.

Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 242), "Self-love is more opaque than a solid body." Self-love is certainly a snare and a delusion, an obstacle in the way of many a one who listens to its subtle claims. It is that love of a material self, a self believed to be separate from God, the creator of all good, a self which imagines it has power to originate and to control! It is belief in this false self that makes the strife so hard; for if we are free from self-love we cannot be hurt or touched by "the slings and arrows" of mortal mind. The clouds of personal sense do not exist for the one who knows himself and others as the emanations of divine Love.

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"Lord, that I might receive my sight"
November 26, 1927

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