What men say and do often acts as an example profoundly affecting the lives of others. Understanding something of the significance of this, we may well remember the words of Christ Jesus. "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." How much of what we say and do in hourly contact with others, is serving by its courage, high purpose, and inspiration of joy to lift other men up into health and gladness, is bringing them strength and confidence to combat evil and maintain good?

The situations we confront and the problems that arise, give us many opportunities to let our example prove what Christian Science has wrought for us in meeting difficulties, persecution, and injustice without bitterness or self-pity; overcoming fear with quiet confidence.

Peter, in his first epistle, left his readers in no doubt as to what was expected of them as Christians, for he wrote: "Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who when he was reviled, reviled not again."

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