"The song of Christian Science"

In the year 1900, Mary Baker Eddy, the inspired Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, wrote in her Message to The Mother Church (p. 2), "The song of Christian Science is, 'Work— work—work—watch and pray.'" Spiritual insight had revealed to her the need for constant vigilance to detect error, for consistent work to overcome the foes to harmony and progress, and for consecrated prayer to lift the thought of mankind to joyous expectancy of good.

Our Master, Christ Jesus, lived a life of prayer and consecration. He was ever conscious of his oneness with God, his Father-Mother. He never temporized with evil and disease, and had but one answer for erroneous suggestion—instant dismissal. The Way-shower's counsel to the disciples, and to his followers in any period, was, "Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation." Jesus' demonstrations were almost invariably immediate, and this proved conclusively that his method was the effectual corrective for the errors of mortal mind.

In the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," our Leader has stated (p. 373), "The fear of disease and the love of sin are the sources of man's enslavement." Again, on pages 322 and 323, we read: "Mortals may seek the understanding of Christian Science, but they will not be able to glean from Christian Science the facts of being without striving for them. This strife consists in the endeavor to forsake error of every kind and to possess no other consciousness but good."

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July 29, 1944

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