True Gratitude

Gratitude has long been recognized as a quality of true Christianity, an esential part of Christlike character. Paul added to the necessary qualities of mercy, kindness, humility, meeknes, longsuffering, forgivenes, charity, and peace the quality of thankfulness; and he was able to triumph and to say, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

Failure truly to comprehend the teachings of Christian Science may be due in some cases to lack of gratitude for benefits received from this wonderful truth. On page 3 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy has written: "If we are ungrateful for Life, Truth, and Love, and yet return thanks to God for all blessings, we are insincere and incur the sharp censure our Master pronounces on hypocrites. In such a case, the only acceptable prayer is to put the finger on the lips and remember our blessings."

"Stand still, and see"
October 27, 1928

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