Spiritual Rest

From time immemorial mankind has been seeking to obtain rest or release from the hard bondage which has been imposed upon it by mortal belief; and this is not surprising when we take into consideration that deep in every human heart is the craving for spiritual peace.

Our beloved Way-shower, Christ Jesus, well knew that mortals were sorely in need of this attainment; and there can be little doubt that the frequency with which he met unrest among the people led him to utter the words which we find recorded in Matthew, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." What comforting words; and how full of meaning! Jesus uttered no mere idle or empty theories; rather did his every word convery great depth of meaning.

Perhaps his statement was largely unheeded then, as it is to-day, because mankind generally has believed rest to be physical and dependent upon matter. Christian Science, as revealed through the writings of Mrs. Eddy, is teaching us what true rest is by revealing it as purely mental, not in any way dependent upon matter or mere physical ease and idleness. Everyone knows that when one is in a discordant state of mind, the body experiences little rest, but on the contrary seems weary and heavy-laden, even though it is participating in little or no activity. This would go to show that true rest is the result of a state of consciousness.

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"Behold, what manner of love"
December 14, 1929

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