"The Christian Scientist has enlisted"

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy states (p. 450), "The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good." In what, then, has he enlisted? In the army of spiritual thinking, to establish in his own consciousness the supremacy of good over evil. He has enlisted to lessen evil of every name and nature by seeing it as powerless.

What a glorious call has come to each one who has found in Christian Science a precious cause for which to work! As he stands before Truth, he prayerfully seeks to do the will of God. And concerning his identity, he may declare: In my true selfhood I am the son of God, His spiritual image and likeness; my home is in Mind, wherein dwell all the sons and daughters of God; my ability and capacity to reflect good to all mankind come from God. I am one with infinite good; my strength is from eternal Principle, the Father and Mother of all.

When the Christian Scientist sees clearly the blessed import of the Science discovered and founded by Mrs. Eddy, he realizes that the mission of each one is to work for the liberation of all mankind from the bondage of sin, disease, and death. This is the never-ending work of ceaseless prayer, wherein the consciousness of the allness of God replaces the false testimony of evil. His duty is eternal vigilance, standing sentry at the gate of thought. He challenges whatever may seek to enter with the call: "Halt! Is it truth or error?" To truth is given a loving welcome, but to error admittance is denied by the authority given in the name of divine Principle, banishing the intruder by the knowledge of its nothingness.

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"My burden is light"
November 14, 1942

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