Arise!

In Matthew we read, "A man's foes shall be they of his own household." One of the foes which nearly all Christian Scientists are learning to master is the foe of apathy. How many times has apathy tried to keep us from grasping the wonderful truths which are given us at a Christian Science church service or a Christian Science lecture! How often, when we have tried to study the Bible and the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, has this foe tried to rob us of the unfoldment of Truth which should always accompany the sincere and thoughtful study of Christian Science! Great freedom and peace have come to those who have conquered this foe.

Another phase of this belief—for it is only a false belief—would make us lie down when we are called to "rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good" (Science and Health, p. 393). When error comes to us for recognition, there sometimes comes with it the temptation to rest a while, suggesting that it will then be easier to overcome the error presenting itself. Jesus said, "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him." The word "quickly" in this text signifies at once, not after a while. It is usually easier to lock the door of our mental home when error knocks for admission than it is to eject error after we have let it come in.

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