Truth's Mighty Efficacy

What a vast amount of tireless effort has been put forth from the beginning of recorded history in the search for the truth about God, man, and the universe! In so far as they have been faithful to the truth as laid down by Christ Jesus the governments of the world have made true progress and built on sure foundations. Many, however, who call themselves Christian, and profess to follow the truth as revealed by the Master, fail to prove by living according to it that they really understand what his doctrines promise of salvation from evil. This anomalous situation is similar to that of one who states that he knows mathematics to be a reliable science, but never uses it.

Christian Science is changing this; and the great point of departure is that the one who takes up the study of this new-old religion begins to learn at once that Truth is infinite, immutable, eternal, and apart from all mortal beliefs regarding it; that there are not Truths many, because God is Truth, the divine Principle, Love, one and indivisible. In consistently demonstrating Christian Science, be our demonstrations small or great, the infinite Mind is actually revealing itself to us as omnipresent Deity—"God with us;" and conscious thought, which may heretofore have been greatly restricted, begins to free itself through conscious communion with the infinite. From then on, little by little but surely, in proportion to our growth, God's great plan dawns upon consciousness. Not that such a viewpoint is grasped at once, but all things begin to appear in a more impersonal light as the truth—which is always impersonal—unfolds in thought. In this spiritual perspective it becomes possible to look at world conditions, as well as our own problems, in a way that tends more rapidly to their proper solution.

It is constant self-immolation, the putting aside with childlike trust of our own will, that God's will may be done, which brings this enlarged spiritual vision, and the calm certainty of God's hand in all things, and all things in His hand. It is living in obedience to the letter and spirit of Christian Science which enables us to heal. It is Truth itself which reveals the harmony of the Science of its own Being, wherein no jarring note is heard.

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Pressing On
May 26, 1928

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