"Thou shalt not kill"

EVERY earnest student of Christian Science has longed to express more continuously and clearly the divine nature which he knows to be his true selfhood, has deplored his frequent lapses from the standard which his study has in a measure revealed to him, and has battled with the beliefs which seem to obstruct the way.

The experience of one student may be helpful in pointing out the unlabored operation of divine Love. This one, a teacher in a Christian Science Sunday School, once asked a six-year-old boy what he thought was the meaning of the commandment, "Thou shalt not kill." After a few moments came the answer, "It means thou shalt not kill Love's thoughts." This did not immediately make a very strong impression; but the words so insistently recurred in thought that the student finally sat down to examine quietly what message from God they had to convey, and so doing found a heavenly answer to many prayers.

"Waters of Israel"
October 26, 1929

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