"Thy free spirit"

A prominent American statesman has recently said in a widely read public speech, "The free spirit of men is the source of self-respect, of sturdiness, of moral and spiritual progress."

This statement reminds one of the following verse from the fifty-first Psalm, which may have prompted the speaker's remarks: "Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit." Individuals and nations that are upheld by the "free spirit" of God find the way of salvation from the ills and difficulties by which they may temporarily be beset, and there is no other adequate means of salvation from these ills.

Whatever the nature of the difficulty from which mankind is suffering, individually or collectively, the way of deliverance from it must be found through turning in thought to divine Mind as the only source of the "moral and spiritual progress" to which the above-quoted speaker referred. There is no problem, political, economic, or financial, which cannot adequately be solved through recourse to and understanding of the "free spirit" of God, infinite good, which, because it is universal and omnipresent, is available to all. As Mary Baker Eddy says on page 60 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," "Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind."

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Letters from the Board of Directors
July 18, 1936

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