"That ye resist not evil"

Reading the writings of Mary Baker Eddy almost invariably awakens in every student an urgent desire to search the Scriptures, to study them with intelligence and patience, that their high spiritual significance may be gained. The inexhaustible spiritual treasures of the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's books become more apparent in proportion to the selfless and consecrated devotion one gives to their study. Someone may ask. "What has selflessness to do with successful study?" Very much indeed; for the human self claims personal intelligence and ability, and this must be relinquished for the recognition of the one Mind, or intelligence. This recognition gives one the ability to express the capacities of divine intelligence, unlimited by corporeal restrictions, and to grasp the spiritual meaning of the Word and its divine logic.

"Ye have heard that it hath been said. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth: but I say unto you. That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." So spake Jesus to his disciples; and he continued: "If any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain."

Man's Completeness
March 18, 1944

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