Love's Protection

That which is right, or nearest right, may seem wrong to the ignorant or unenlightened thought. This was proved to be true in the case of Paul's persecution of the Christians. It was not because the Christians were doing wrong that he persecuted them, but because of his mistaken sense, for when the scales fell from his eyes, "straightway he preached Christ," and became a follower of Jesus.

Persecution came to the early Christians and still comes to righteous people today, not because of the wrong they did or are doing, but because their words and works were or are misunderstood. It is the unchristian that would criticize, malign, and persecute the good man for his work. When the Jews took up stones to stone him, Jesus said, "Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?" No doubt the reason Jesus at times sought solitude and withdrew himself from the swinish element of mortal thought was to protect both himself and his work; and if students of Christian Science were to show like wisdom they would do well.

"Twelve gates"
October 19, 1935

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.