What a word is this—come! Like the word "love," it is composed of only a few letters, but its significance reaches into the vastness of infinity. It indicates loving hospitality, tender forgiveness, unrestrained welcome. "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest"—Christ Jesus' immortal words!

The Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings contain phrases in which the word "come" is used to denote the tender, joyous invitation to everyone to leave the ways of mortal sense and take those happy footsteps which lead out of materiality into the glorious understanding of the fact that man is made in the image and likeness of God. Thus does Christian Science beckon the weary wayfarer into the land of promise, into freedom from pain and sorrow and sin—from all the errors of material sense associated with sighing and tears. The door of divine Love stands wide open to receive him who is "heavy laden," and God bids him rise into newness of life with the understanding that He never ordained these phases of mortal belief to harass or weigh upon man. Love continually beckons with gracious and tender solicitude, and Love's voice, vibrant with compassion, gently calls—Come!

Laying Aside Weights
August 13, 1932

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