Magnify the Lord

It is the constant aim of the Christian Scientist to understand man fully, and to prove more definitely the power of God to solve every human problem. His endeavor is to minify, even to reduce to nothing, the pretentious claims of the so-called carnal mind, knowing that they have no claim whatever on spiritual man. He is assured that this can be accomplished by magnifying the power of God, good, as he reviews the improvement in his thought since he sought to obey divine Principle. Every little gain registers the action of God, divine Truth, in his consciousness. He also counts the blessings which not only he himself, but all other students of Christian Science, are experiencing all over the civilized world.

On page 194 of "Miscellaneous Writings" our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, states that "the lens of Science magnifies the divine power to human sight; and we then see the supremacy of Spirit and the nothingness of matter." The lens of Christian Science never reveals any sick beliefs, any pain, discouragement, doubt, or impatience. It always reveals fidelity, courage, health, and purity, derived from God, good. Hence, each one's state of thought, and state of health, indicates whether he is looking directly, and only, through the lens of Christian Science, the great revealer of good.

Ignorant mortals are prone to magnify their belief in sickness, in sorrow, through brooding over them and talking of them; and so human experience seems to be befogged by error. Troubles seem to become chronic, and mortals are mesmerized into regarding themselves as incurable or inconsolable. Self-pity and resignation threaten to engulf them. To this darkened state of thought Christian Science comes with unspeakable comfort and strength. It holds aloft the torch of Truth so steadfastly that the spiritual light, the revelation of reality, outshines the darkest fear, the blackest sin, and the most deep-seated sorrow.

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Man's Immunity from Evil
December 29, 1928

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