On page 102 of "Miscellaneous Writings," Mary Baker Eddy has defined spiritual strategy. She writes: "Science has inaugurated the irrepressible conflict between sense and Soul. Mortal thought wars with this sense as one that beateth the air, but Science out-masters it, and ends the warfare." Such a conflict was initiated by Jesus without human support, for in its gravest crisis his disciples forsook him and fled; and it was fought on these lines. It is to be noted in studying Mrs. Eddy's words quoted above that the initiative is not with the enemy. It is inaugurated and carried to its inevitable successful conclusion by Science, by that consciousness of spiritual knowing which exposes and defeats the efforts of material sense to gain the mastery.

Jesus could look on undisturbed at every violent, meaningless show of force which sought to arrest, imprison, humiliate, crucify, and finally destroy him, because he knew that actually it was "as one that beateth the air." His own plan of action, divinely prepared and preserved, was already outlined. On page 42 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy, in writing of this last mortal attack of the enemy upon the Saviour of mankind, has said: "Let men think they had killed the body! Afterwards he would show it to them unchanged. This demonstrates that in Christian Science the true man is governed by God—by good, not evil—and is therefore not a mortal but an immortal."

Item of Interest
Concerning Use of Drugs and Medicine
May 9, 1942

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