"Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 57). This clear and definite statement by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, should challenge the thought of every Christian Scientist. If one cannot attain the Science of Life without chastity, is it not evident that Mrs. Eddy has epitomized the very essence of right living and right conduct in this most compact statement?

Loyal students of Christian Science should be willing to give prayerful and consecrated consideration to this simple, yet profound utterance of their beloved Leader. They should not be satisfied simply to realize the great truth about God and man. This is inspiring, and is right, but it is not enough. Through daily study they should more eagerly and more earnestly meditate on the divine facts of Christian Science and prove them. "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." How can this advice from Paul in II Timothy be heeded if one has not a sound knowledge of his subject? To gain this knowledge, will not the student need to read and study all of Mrs. Eddy's writings in conjunction with the Bible?

True Generosity
February 13, 1937

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