"Let not your heart be troubled"

One day the pupils of a class in a Christian Science Sunday School were discussing these words of Jesus, which were in the Lesson-Sermon for that week: "If ye love me, keep my commandments." One of the children remarked, "But Jesus did not give us any commandments; Moses gave us the Commandments." At this, another pupil replied quickly, "Oh, yes, he did; Jesus gave us several commandments. One of them was, 'Let not your heart be troubled.' "

This spontaneous and incisive reply set the teacher to thinking more clearly and alertly about these quoted words. Heretofore she had always regarded them as comforting assurance, not as a command. She had thought of that other saying of Jesus, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." After this discussion in Sunday school, however, she began to realize, as never before, that the Master positively enjoined us to keep thought untroubled, fearless, free from worry, and full of grateful confidence; and in our following of the Way-shower we must endeavor to obey this injunction.

Thwarting the Adversary
September 26, 1942

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