"Give place"

When Jesus entered the house of Jairus and found, as we read, "the minstrels and the people making a noise, he said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth" (Matthew 9:23, 24). Then, "when the people were put forth," he went in and the maid arose. This action of the Master, metaphysically interpreted, has a message for us to-day. Erroneous beliefs must be "put forth" to make way for the incoming Christ. They must "give place" to spiritual ideas and their resurrecting power.

Mortal beliefs, apparently externalized as sentient matter, sin, and lifelessness, have no place in God, man, or the universe. They have no place in spiritual consciousness; therefore they are humanly evitable. To every enlightened thinker applies Isaiah's statement, "He will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them." In Christian Science the menacing arguments of error are put to silence by the intelligent and specific use of Mind's redemptive ideas. Divine Love exalts its witnesses above abasing material fears. The error that is excluded from an individual's thought cannot harm him, deceive him, or retard his growth.

June 27, 1931

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