"Yet was not the net broken"

The student of Christian Science today finds many experiences paralleling those of the disciples who sat at the feet of their blessed Master. It is apparent that his disciples learned the lessons that Christ Jesus taught in proportion to their ability to understand. He taught the truth about God, man, and the universe, which is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Yet we find much ignorance of the truth, many accounts of failure on the part of the disciples, many wrestlings with error, trials, and temptations, as well as victories. These records show the footsteps of their unfolding spiritual understanding, not unlike those of the student of our own day.

Through the study of these Scriptural narratives we soon discover a healing balm for our fears, a sweet solace in hours of depression or sorrow, and a hope that is lovely in its promise of ultimate spiritual attainment. Moreover, Christian Science gives us the spiritual significance of the Scriptures, and we see in the experiences of the disciples lessons of the utmost value to us in our study and demonstration of the truth which, Christ Jesus promised, will make us free.

In the fifth chapter of Luke's Gospel it is related that once, after they had fruitlessly toiled all night, at Jesus' command Simon and those with him let down their net and "enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake." The fish were not all lost, however, for we read that not only was their own ship filled, but also that of their partners.

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No Personal Condemnation
September 30, 1939

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