[Original article in German]

"She turned herself"

How many blessings we owe to our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, who through her pure vision of the truth gave us the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"! By the inspired explanations of Christian Science contained therein, the Bible is being opened to us, and we are learning to grasp its spiritual import. The words we had so often read and heard without understanding now appear in a new light. Every incident recorded in the Old or the New Testament contains a valuable lesson, leading us to the recognition of God as the only Life.

In the twentieth chapter of John's Gospel we find the wonderful experience of Mary, who on the resurrection morn was first to arrive at the sepulcher and to see that the stone had been taken away. She ran to "Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved," as John recounts, to tell them what had happened, saying, "They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him." Peter and the other disciple then came to the tomb to convince themselves that it was empty, and returned home again; but Mary remained. She had listened understandingly to the Master's teachings, and this enabled her, while looking into the sepulcher, to perceive angels, "God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect" (Science and Health, p. 581). She then heard the question, "Why weepest thou?" Still yearning for the one she deemed lost she answered, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him."

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