Harmony —how beautiful is the meaning of that word! As the student of music hearkens to the adage, "Practice makes perfect," by devoting hours of study to the technical aspect of his art, so the student of Christian Science, in order to attain harmony in his life, must study the Holy Bible, together with the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and other writings by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. As a result of such consecrated study, harmony is bound to be expressed in our daily living, and resultant peace and happiness are ours.

In the Glossary in Science and Health (p. 587) Mrs. Eddy defines "heaven" as "harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul." Heaven is usually held to mean a state of future bliss; but when through the teaching of Christian Science we bring that desired state of harmony into our daily living, we have already, in a measure, made it our own, and our joy and happiness are greater, and our fortitude and courage in overcoming the changes and chances of mortal sense are strengthened. The Psalmist represents God as saying, "Be still, and know that I am God;" and in the stillness of daily communion with our heavenly Father we learn to know His will, and in obedience we find the harmony that is our rightful heritage. This secret of harmony is expressed in these words from a beautiful hymn:

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The Proof That Is Essential
August 29, 1942

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