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.

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

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