"Mind the light!"

Heeding the instruction, "Mind the light!" a woman left alone, keeper of a lighthouse off a rugged coast, gave many years of faithful, courageous, and inspiring service to her fellow men. Often she performed heroic rescues which ordinarily might have seemed impossible, but the strength and the ability to meet each task were always supplied; and, above all, she kept the light burning to guide those in need of its protecting beam.

Spiritual discernment, understanding gained through study and prayer, and practice in putting self aside, that one's consciousness may become a better transparency for good, are essential, interrelated steps in minding the light of individual reflection of Truth. Such were the steps Mrs. Eddy took: first, to her eager, searching, and receptive thought came the revelation of the governing divine Principle underlying all that Jesus said and did; then came her unselfish decision that mankind must share her discovery, and her retirement for study and preparation, that she might gain a clear understanding of the truth, in order to present it to others correctly, and thus help them to help themselves. The fruitage of her work has opened many activities for the sharing of good, the holding aloft of the ever shining light of Love for the comfort and healing of humanity.

Are we not all, figuratively speaking, lighthouse keepers in the service of our Maker? Is it not the duty of each Christian Scientist to "mind the light," obey the Master's injunction, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven"? The light of Truth held aloft in individual thinking may be the means of saving many a one from being shipwrecked on the shoals and rocks of false belief. To keep that light burning, is any material sacrifice too great? No, the only true happiness is found in service for others; and the greatest service is in letting shine in our own lives the light of Truth, thus trusting Truth, even as did Mrs. Eddy, as she tells us of herself in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 226, 227), to guide us "into the land of Christian Science, where fetters fall and the rights of man are fully known and acknowledged."

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"Go ye ... into the highways"
May 20, 1933

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