Not long ago several millions of people received an official circular in which once in about every hundred words the familiar expression "stay put" was used with aptitude and force. The expression has, for students of Christian Science, a striking paralel in the words of Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians, where he wrote, "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." Pondering the quality of steadfastness, Christian Scientists find a special reason for gratitude in the revelation of God as divine Principle which has come to them through the work of their beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy.

The steadily unfolding understanding of divine Principle throws an ever-increasing light upon the eternal nature of God, from which can never be separated the correlative truth of His perfection. In like manner His perfection infers eternality. Upon this immovable rock, humanity is not left to contemplate an unassailable, yet cold and unattractive theory, for divine Principle is Father, and down the ages men and women have acknowledged the Father to be Love. This loving Father, God or Spirit, could not be the parent of mortal beliefs, for His offspring is the spiritual idea, reflection, or expression, of divine Mind, unchanging good. Although human beliefs would make it appear that "chance and change are busy ever," man is eternally the image and likeness, the son, the idea, of Spirit, expressing perfection and stability.

Many in this time of widespread military activity grasp the wisdom and advantages of staying put in their places of duty. Students of Christian Science do not fail to discern the infinite blessings which are the reward of those who remain steadfast in their understanding and demonstration of the changelessness of man as the divine reflection, expression, of God, good. Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health (p. 140), "The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil. disease, nor death." As this profound truth is comprehended, it can be demonstrated. Its understanding and application demand an ever-progressing and ever-deepening consecration to Truth. The realization, through spiritual sense, that God is not the cause of discordant conditions develops until it is further apprehended that these were never any part of His creation. As spiritual understanding continues to increase, it is further seen that the eternal, perfect God is not congnizant of discordant conditions.

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"Father-Mother God, all-harmonious"
September 26, 1942

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