Lifting the Shades of Gloom

Speaking the new tongue of spiritual sense, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, again and again found human language a frail and inadequate messenger for her sublime message. It was as if she were constantly saying: I see such glorious things, I have so much to give you; and where are the words with which to clothe the transcendent message?

It will be remembered that Christ Jesus halted in the midst of his last instruction to his disciples and said: "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth" (John 16:12, 13). But even today, when through the revelations of Christian Science, the Comforter, "the Spirit of truth," has unquestionably come, many hearers cannot seem to "bear"—that is, to receive and understand—the tidings of a present-day salvation. Instead of obeying the angelic direction of Scripture to "take the little book... and eat it up" (Rev. 10:8,9), many dull eyes profess their inability to discern Mrs. Eddy's meaning, and thus draw the shades of thought and shut out the light.

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