"The substance of all devotion"

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy says (p. 241), "The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin." This statement informs us what true devotion is, in that its substance is reflected love. And somewhere along the way of mental awakening, the student of Christian Science perceives the need for greater love.

Prodigal thought, wandering from obedience to God through riotous mortal thinking, remains hungry for the truth until it returns and seeks to abide in the Father's house, the consciousness of good, where it finds spiritual food in abundance. As Truth is unfolded to repentant thought, there comes the desire to help others. Praying each day the "Daily Prayer" given in the Manual of The Mother Church (p. 41) brings inspiration, keeps thought from wandering from Truth, and encourages us to cast out evil, false, and wasteful thoughts, in order that we may assist in enriching the experience of mankind.

"Where is your faith?"
February 2, 1929

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