"Where is your faith?"

Everyone is having faith in something all the time. He is having faith in good or in evil, in Spirit or in matter, in Love or in its opposite—hate, jealousy, resentment, fear. It may not be recognized or designated as faith, but surely what one gives power to he has faith in, whether it be desirable or undesirable, attractive or repellent, beneficent or baneful. As a result of false human teachings and beliefs, mankind, generally speaking, has belief in both good and evil, in Spirit and matter, in love and hate; and because mankind has been better acquainted with matter and evil than with God, good, fear of or faith in evil and matter has seemed to outweigh mankind's faith in God.

This sad condition of humanity Christ Jesus came to change and correct. He did his work completely, and left his words and example that all may gain and retain the same inspiring, unwavering faith in God, good, which characterized our Master. It is related by Luke that one day, as the disciples and Jesus were sailing across a lake, he fell asleep, and while he slept a sudden and severe storm swept upon them so that they "were in jeopardy" and were afraid. So they awoke Jesus, "saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. And he said unto them, Where is your faith?" Obviously, their fear of and belief in material wind, wave, and storm had far exceeded their faith in the power of God, Spirit, which Christ Jesus proved to be ever present and available.

How like this experience of the disciples is that of present-day humanity! For mankind appears to be subject to sudden threatening and fearsome storms—darkening clouds of fear, winds of adversity in business, dread disease, or mayhap enslaving and apparently engulfing sins. But Christian Science reveals the glorious fact that the eternal Christ is ever at hand to heal and to save. As we turn trustingly to Christ, or Truth, as Mrs. Eddy directs in our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," we find that, as she states therein (p. 570), "The waters will be pacified, and Christ will command the wave."

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July 23, 1932

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