The Simplicity of Christian Science

The statement is sometimes made that Christian Science is difficult both to understand and to practice. The beginner may use this as an excuse for failure to apply its rules and precepts in the solution of a problem, when he discovers its constand appeal to Mind and the necessity for individual right thinking.

The intangibility, to the so-called material senses, of the modus of Christian Science as compared with human methods, apparently would bear out the contention of its difficulty until the student had gained a measure of understanding of that modus and experienced its beneficent operation in human affairs.

The opposite and true statement of the simplicity of Christian Science would thus be needed to counteract and destroy the false impression as to its being abstruse and complex. No better proof of this simplicity is needed than the ease with which a child successfully applies the fundamental rules of this Science in situations peculiar to childhood. Here, then, will be found no anxious straining after results which now and then characterize the mental effort of the adult, so tending towards defeat. On the contrary, the child consciousness grasps the spiritual truth which carries with it the inevitable evidence of its own rightness and goodness. Hence the saying of Christ Jesus, "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven," which kingdom Mrs. Eddy defines in part, in the Glossary in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 590), as "the reign of harmony in divine Science."

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To Estimate Aright
January 26, 1935

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