Following the Master in Daily Life

Our blessed Lord and Master, Christ Jesus, gave ample proof of the Father's loving-kindness to His children; and while the beloved Son lost no opportunity to help those who called upon him for aid, still he manifested no anxiety over those who seemed unready to follow him. He set them an example by demonstrating the truth of being in his daily life, overcoming sin, sickness, and death for his brethren, and knowing that his example was the lever which would eventually lift all men up to the Christ, Truth.

Years may elapse before we are able fully to establish Christian Science in our homes; but, like our Master, during this time our chief concern should be to live the truth ourselves, praying continually that we may see each member of the home as God's own perfect child, and demonstrating our prayer by striving always to be patient, kind, and loving; in other words, by letting that Mind be in us "which was also in Christ Jesus." It may seem a long time before some of the loved ones hear the sweet voice of harmony; we should therefore remember the great Apostle Paul's words to the Corinthians: "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; ... seeketh not her own ...; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth."

The healing truth of Christian Science, constantly held to, will often melt away discordant conditions, consecrating, purifying, and harmonizing the life of each member in the household. However long continued and discouraging the situation may seem, we should follow the counsel of our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, given in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 67), "Hoping and working, one should stick to the wreck, until an irresistible propulsion precipitates his doom or sunshine gladdens the troubled sea."

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"What is truth?"
December 29, 1928

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