The Most Troublesome Patient

Among the first things the earnest beginner learns in Christian Science is that he starts out at once with an unexpected patient on his hands, and one of the most troublesome he will ever have to deal with. None can come to him in the future who will demand more of his attention, none who will be more difficult to manage, none who will be more insistent, more unreasonable, or more selfish. This patient, of course, is he himself; and discovery of this fact will be no less interesting than disturbing.

One new in Science, who for the first time awakens to the realization that healing, like charity, begins at home, is likely to be not only surprised, but amazed, at the number and variety of the claims which this first and troublesome patient makes upon his sympathy, his prejudices, and his affections. Here is presented to him an exposition of self which he never thought existed, or could exist, in such close proximity and intimacy.

November 26, 1927

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