"Let thy garments be always white"

Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 267): "The robes of Spirit are 'white and glistering,' like the raiment of Christ. Even in this world, therefore, 'let thy garments be always white.'" In the Bible the word "white" is often used symbolically for purity. This attribute of Spirit illumines human consciousness with the light of divine Mind, and brings to this consciousness a radiance which blots out the mists and darkness of earth's shadows. The Christian Scientist whose consciousness is imbued, or clothed, with the pure qualities of the Christ, becomes a potent agent for the accomplishment of God's purpose, in the home, in business, in the church, the community, and in world affairs.

It should be of interest to the student of Christian Science that the word "purity" implies freedom from any defilement of inconsistency or weakness. To put on the garments of purity means, therefore, to be consistent, true to Truth, in thought and deed. The blessings of Christian Science come in abundance to those who seek Truth through the undivided garment of consistency, through obedience to the seventh commandment (Ex. 20:14), "Thou shalt not commit adultery."

Magnify the Lord
April 21, 1945

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