"The great attainment"

Without the exercise of specific faculties we cannot claim specific results. Should it be our desire to become a musician, sitting with folded hands will never bring this about; but daily methodical work on the chosen instrument will accomplish the end we desire. In like manner, if we would attain a spiritual understanding of God, man, and the universe, we must exercise our God-given spiritual faculties by studying the Word of God, and by putting into practice the rules laid down in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Through the teaching of Christian Science there has again come to a world asleep in the dream of pleasure and pain in the senses, the clarion call of Truth, "Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light."

When we first begin to glimpse this light of Truth, overburdened as we may be, perhaps with sin, sorrow, or disease, we tremblingly turn to God with a first faint, "Lord, I believe," hardly daring to hope that our cry will reach Him. Then, as a result of this turning, we find to our joy that healing has come about, sometimes suddenly and completely, at other times more slowly; and with the healing a measure of understanding of God's power.

Losing the False Sense of Evil
June 30, 1928

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