True Worship

A Serious student of music fits himself for greater enjoyment in attending the rendition of a great symphony by earnest study of the score. The parts assigned to each instrument in the development of the movements are intelligently analyzed. This study may be wholly mental and carried on without the striking of a note; but, finally, the student attends the performance and listens to the grand orchestration of the whole composition. That which he has studied in detail becomes entirely co-ordinated. This illustration may be helpful to some who have lately become attracted to Christian Science through healing, and yet do not quite understand why Christian Scientists both study the weekly Bible Lessons provided by the Christian Science Quarterly and also attend the Sunday services, where the same Lesson is read from the platform.

Throughout the week the study is carried on daily and prayerfully The student reverently realizes that he is listening to the voice of God coming to him through His witnesses from the time of Moses, to whom God "spake ... face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend" (Exodus 33:11), and from before the time of Moses, to this our day, when the final revelation of the Science of Christianity has come through its Discoverer, Mary Baker Eddy. Of the wonderful dawning of this revelation she herself has written (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 27), "As sweet music ripples in one's first thoughts of it like the brooklet in its meandering midst pebbles and rocks, before the mind can duly express it to the ear,—so the harmony of divine Science first broke upon my sense, before gathering experience and confidence to articulate it."

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