No Strangers in Love

[Of Special Interest to Youth]

Among the changes this war has brought has been the necessity for many people to leave their homes and adjust themselves to living conditions in other localities. Not only those in the armed forces, but a large number of civilians are living among strangers. This shifting of population is breaking down the superficial barriers of local customs and established habits, bringing about a better understanding of the viewpoints and problems of others, and giving new meaning to home and friendship.

Webster defines a stranger as "a person with whom one is unacquainted." In this sense Christ Jesus was a stranger to all but a few faithful followers, for the indolent and prejudiced minds of his day were unacquainted with his real nature. Mary Baker Eddy saw him across the centuries with such clarity of vision that she was able to make understandable to us his greatness and the source of his power. She showed us how to drop the cloak of mortal selfhood and manifest the same dominion, to prove ourselves "joint-heirs with Christ." The enlarged comprehension of God and man which accompanies her gift to us, Christian Science, introduces to us the stranger (the Christ) within the gates (the consciousness) of all.

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