The Celestial Visitants

The human heart craves assurance of some good influence higher than the limited personal self, to wing thought above the stifling narrowness of uninspired material experience. Into the lives of most persons come times when human will and self-confidence prove inadequate to meet the strain of affliction, and then there is the reaching out for help beyond their own prowess.

This human yearning is not in vain, for angels are with us constantly, ready to impart their supporting love and wisdom. They were with our Leader, speaking into her listening ear the truths of being, and her pure and consecrated thought was receptive to the message. Were there no angels, we should have no Bible, no Christian Science textbook, no good books of any sort, no good thoughts; for angels are good thoughts, God's thoughts, coming to human consciousness. Our Leader has defined "angels" thus in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 581): "God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality."

After analyzing and assimilating the truth set forth in this definition, can we doubt of the presence of the angelic host? Shall we not realize that these celestial visitants are indeed substantial and available; that without their presence and their admission to our consciousness we could take no single step in the direction of genuine success, that is, in the achievement of good? In our limited recognition of this divine influence we may find the explanation of our limited demonstration. Here is one, perhaps, who has not yet realized his healing. May it be that the angel-thought of wholeness, health, has not been admitted? Here is one who is financially limited. Has he listened to the angelic assurance of God's certain supply? Another may be in bondage to sin of some kind, and perhaps has not endeavored with sufficient earnestness to open his thought to the promptings of divine Love.

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May 12, 1934

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