More Than Comfort

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest," has been quoted for nearly nineteen hundred years, and is a universally known and beloved statement of Jesus. It will continue thus to be known and loved and quoted as long as there are "heavy laden" ones on the earth; for it is a statement of divine Truth, voiced by the Way-shower of men. And like all the sayings of the Master, it is so clearly stated that even the most material may in some degree understand it. Jesus' statement has been, is, and will continue to be of universal interest, because even a slight degree of understanding of it gives a proportional amount of comfort, producing that peace and rest which all desire. In short, the quotation is believed because it is taken from the most respected of books, the Bible, and was given by the most loved of men, Christ Jesus; and also, because "he may run" who understands some degree of its truth. To understand it even in a slight degree is a step toward peace, toward trust, toward spirituality.

But one step is not enough for the genuine student and follower of Christ, Truth—for the true Christian Scientist—to take; for he wishes to progress continually in his knowledge and understanding. The Science of Christ, Truth, is demonstrable to the degree that it is understood. Therefore, a further search of the meaning of the quotation should be undertaken to gain a greater understanding of the truth, and hence an increasing ability to demonstrate it. From a mere promise of comfort the quotation will thus become a law of Truth, the obeying of which will bring a real knowledge of rest, and a means by which the sense of tiredness and hopeless weariness from manual or mental labor may be removed. So that the words "they shall run, and not be weary" become here and now possible of demonstration. Christ Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."

Our Remedy
April 23, 1927

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