Wings of Truth and Love

MANY seem to be the problems that try the hearts of men. Evil beliefs, calling themselves fear, sin, loneliness, disease, lack, press forward for acceptance. The plight of many a one seems hopeless, and the cry goes forth, Why do I suffer? The Master, Christ Jesus, lovingly promised, "I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth." Divine Science, as presented to the world by Mary Baker Eddy in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," with its illuminating teaching about God and man, is indeed proving itself to be the promised Comforter.

When evil presents itself for acceptance, one may be tempted to wonder where it came from, and why. Thought may be tempted to dwell upon it and to deprecate the situation: to seek with diligence for a material cause. Error thus may seem thoroughly entrenched and accepted as real. But God, who is Love, does not cause evil; and God is the only cause. This truth realized begins immediately to lift thought above evil's seeming presence and reality.

Suppose a bird to have alighted upon the ground, and a serpent suddenly to have appeared before it. What would happen were the bird to permit its attention to be fastened upon the snake? It might become so mesmerized by the appearance and actions of the reptile that it would draw nearer and nearer, and so bring about its own doom. But, instead, the bird, possessing wings and the ability to use them, could naturally and immediately fly high above the serpent.

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Green Pastures
November 12, 1932

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