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In "Miscellaneous Writings" our dear Leader. Mary Baker Eddy, avers (p. 200): "Christians to-day should be able to say, with the sweet sincerity of the apostle, 'I take pleasure in infirmities,'—I enjoy the touch of weakness, pain, and all suffering of the flesh, because it compels me to seek the remedy for it, and to find happiness, apart from the personal senses."

This forceful and also thought-provoking statement by Mrs. Eddy challenges the attention of every student of Christian Science, and may even cause some resistance in his thought, for mortal mind argues against its acceptance, reasoning that "weakness, pain, and all suffering of the flesh" are anything but joyous experiences. However, as the student plumbs the depths of Mrs. Eddy's writings, and through consecrated study and application of her teachings progresses in his ability to prove for himself the healing efficacy of Christian Science, he learns to reject the aggressive mental suggestion of carnality that would tempt him to challenge Truth. Contrariwise he turns his thought Godward for the inspiration and unfoldment that will show him the way not only to accept every challenge of Truth, but also to be blessed by the experience.

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