Patience Rightly Understood

On page 242 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy has written, "In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error,—self-will, self-justification, and self-love,—which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death." In this sentence, our Leader has defined the true character of patience when exercised in obedience to Truth.

The great value of patience is early recognized by those who take up the study of Christian Science. In this connection the alert student will be watchful to guard against any suggestion creeping in of passivity or apathy. He will resist all temptations to listen to the voice of error, which may present such a falsity as, "What cannot be cured must be endured." Such an erroneous suggestion is detrimental to progress and, if not resolutely refused admittance into thought, may lead to doubt and mental laziness.

"Happy are ye if ye do them"
August 7, 1937

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