In the experience of those who are earnestly striving for a deeper understanding of Christian Science and a wider experience in its practice, there may sometimes be one problem that does not seem to yield to the healing truth. If only that demonstration were made, we think, then we should be free to glorify God in those greater works of which Jesus spoke. Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 574), "The very circumstance, which your suffering sense deems wrathful and afflictive, Love can make an angel entertained unawares."

It is helpful to consider the meaning of the word "demonstrate." According to Webster, "to demonstrate" is "to make evident; prove." Then, as Christian Scientists, what is it we have to prove? Is it not Truth? That is all that ever can be proved. It is impossible to prove what is not true.

Sometimes the endeavor to prove the allness of Truth and the consequent nothingness of error seems to be attended with small results. May this not be because the human will wishes to outline the form in which this demonstration is to be manifested, and the way by which it is to be attained? One of the first steps, and a necessary one, in the solution of any problem is honestly to examine the motive underlying the desire to make the demonstration. Is it a humble desire that divine Mind alone shall be glorified? Can one's desire be expressed in the beautiful words of the hymn,

Preparation for Blessings
September 8, 1928

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