True Sympathy

The words, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest," were spoken by Christ Jesus, who was the most sympathetic and compassionate man who ever lived, because the most scientific. There is a vast difference between the sympathy that Jesus showed and that which is ordinarily shown by mortals. The latter invariably has the effect of making the trouble seem more real and insurmountable; whereas Jesus' sympathy always made it unreal, and healed it. The Christly sympathy has been revealed again in Christian Science by Mary Baker Eddy, who was pure enough and selfless enough to receive it through her intensive study of the Bible, and ceaseless prayer.

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes (pp. 476, 477): "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. It this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick." With what unspeakable tenderness and compassion did Jesus regard those who came to him, after struggling in vain with sin, or sorrow, or sickness; and with what ineffable joy must he have realized and obeyed the will of God, who is Love, which always resulted in healing!

On page 472 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says: "All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made." These words coincide with those of John: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."

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"Happy is the man"
December 15, 1928

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