Our Eucharist

Before learning of Christian Science many of us who had been reared in some one of the Christian churches had a very solemn and even a sad sense of Christianity and Christian worship. This was due, perhaps, to the educated belief that present religious experience is made up of trials and tribulations, sacrifices and sorrows, while triumphs and rewards are deemed post mortem promises, which may or may not be realized in the future. This dolorous belief probably sprang from the emphasis placed upon those experiences in the life of Christ Jesus which have caused men to think and speak of him as "a man of sorrows." The crucifixion of Jesus has been stressed in the thought of many, so leaving almost unconsidered his marvelous resurrection and triumphant ascension.

Before learning of the vital, liberating truths of Christian Science, some of us had dwelt less upon the raising of Lazarus from the tomb than upon the statement that "Jesus wept." We failed to see that perhaps Jesus' tears were due to his disappointment that those with whom he had talked much, and of whom there might reasonably have been expected a sign of cooperative understanding, had failed to measure up to his hopes and expectations. Nor did we recognize that the resurrection of Lazarus was due to Jesus' acknowledgment of the operation of God's will and law, which, like Christ, Truth, are "the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever," as it is written in the thirteenth chapter of the epistle to the Hebrews.

That Christian Science is the harmonizing, healing law of God, which enabled Christ Jesus and the primitive Christians to accomplish the healing work, has been proved to the entire satisfaction of a great number of sincere men and women who formerly endeavored to be Christians according to the creedal beliefs of the churches of their parents. These have found healing of sickness, surcease from sorrow, release from and dominion over sin through Christian Science. These practical and convincing proofs have resulted from the true concept of God as divine Love, the sole law-creating and law-governing Principle of man and the universe, whereby the utter falsity and impotence of sin and sickness are discerned and demonstrated.

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January 10, 1931

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