Our Present Heritage of Life

Who has not awakened in the stillness of an early summer dawn and presently heard one tiny bird voice begin a paean of praise, then another and another, until the whole atmosphere was ringing with a song of joy, as gradually the darkness lifted and the day fully dawned? Christian Science, like a spiritual dawn, is dispelling the night of mortality with the revelation that Life is Spirit, ever present and omnipotent. The world as yet but dimly perceives this spiritual light. Well may Christian Scientists ask themselves, Are we awake? Do we grasp the import of this revelation? Are we fulfilling its demands? Are we singing our paean of praise? Or are we still slumbering in the mortal dream, yielding to weariness, age, discouragement? The waking of the birds is spontaneous, joyous, unlabored. So should our spiritual waking be.

Centuries ago Christ Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." In splendid confirmation of this promise, Mary Baker Eddy has written in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 42): "The universal belief in death is of no advantage. It cannot make Life or Truth apparent." And she adds, "Death will be found at length to be a mortal dream, which comes in darkness and disappears with the light."

"Thy way of freedom"
July 31, 1937

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