"Who did hinder you"?

A schoolmistress and a few children, all eager students of Christian Science, were reading part of the Lesson-Sermon for the week before beginning the day's schooling. The little group were filled with one great desire, that their work might reflect the right thinking and right acting which Christian Science was teaching them.

From the Bible the children read, "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." With those words an illumination from Truth flooded the consciousness of the little group, and even seemed to fill the room with light. The good news flashed to and fro from one bright and happy face to another: "Surely the Spirit of the Lord is here, where we are trying to serve God by being loyal and faithful Christian Scientists!" Without further words there came a vivid sense of the joy of the "glorious liberty of the children of God." The reading was finished, and the day's school work began.

After only a few moments, one child turned a radiant face to the teacher with the exclamation, "Why, I am not holding my pen upside down any longer!" A seemingly ingrained habit, over which both teacher and child had for many days been struggling apparently in vain, had utterly vanished. Much gratitude was felt, not only for the liberation of the individual, but also for the simple and natural way in which it had come about. There had been no directed thought—the condition had probably not come to thought at all; but God, Truth, had been felt as an actual, living presence, and the little dark tangle of mortal thought was no more.

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Unchanging Love
February 26, 1927

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