"The wheels of reason"

"This movement of thought must push on the ages: it must start the wheels of reason aright, educate the affections to higher resources, and leave Christianity unbiased by the superstitions of a senior period," writes Mrs. Eddy in an article entitled "Christian Science," on page 235 of her book, "Miscellaneous Writings."

The student of Christian Science who, in face of seemingly insurmountable difficulties, courageously holds to the truth of being, is reaching far beyond the fading material sense of things, which largely comprises human experience, and is not easily influenced by superstitions and false beliefs regarding the necessity of sin, disease, and death. His spiritual understanding that God, good, is the only Mind and man the image of God, Mind—immortal, eternal, invulnerable—affiliates him with "this movement of thought," which is leading the ages out of the darkness of material reasoning into the marvelous light of spiritual understanding, revealing man's boundless possibilities as the reflection of God, limitless Love!

Today Christian Science, with its unified right reasoning, is sending forth continuously its healing messages to a waking world, proclaiming the hour for the putting aside of the things of the flesh—poverty-stricken thoughts of jealousy, hate, revenge, sin, sickness, death. It is overthrowing the false suggestion that the modes of good can be reversed, and that man's rightful activities can be stopped or stayed. It is outlawing the renegade voices that say it is impossible to make Christian Science demonstrations, or that certain diseases are incurable. Today, as always, these lies of the evil one are consistently rejected by the loyal student of Christian Science, who thereby protects himself and others from the slavery that comes of false material reasoning. May we never forget, therefore, that the rejection of evil, through the realization of its utter nothingness and the understanding of God's allness, expressed through His likeness, man, gives us the force of good wherewith to lift humanity out of what may seem to be its darkest hour.

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September 28, 1940

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