Ministering Angels

Christian Scientists have many experiences wherein the sunshine of God's presence bursts upon the thought, bringing freedom, joy, harmony, and a fuller sense of health. It may be after a struggle with doubt and fear and difficulty that this God-bestowed joy comes, crowning faithful effort. Such victories enable us to understand in some measure Christ Jesus' experience, narrated in the fourth chapter of Matthew. This gospel story shows that, when Jesus had silenced the suggestions of the tempter, "the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him."

The progress of the Christian Scientist records continual triumphs, and each victory may be richer, fuller, more joyous than those which have gone before. Thus, spiritual good is steadily gained by those who are faithfully striving to practice what they understand of the Science of being, which our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, discovered and taught. When difficulties confront us, our thought rises more quickly into the light of Truth and Love, and abides there more permanently. Even before the sense of evil is wholly dispelled, there comes to us the clear consciousness of the power and presence of divine Love.

Patience and Tenderness in Practice
December 15, 1928

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