"A bright outlook"

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," under the marginal heading "A bright outlook." Mary Baker Eddy has written (p. 323), "Through the wholesome chastisements of Love, we are helped onward in the march towards righteousness, peace, and purity, which are the landmarks of Science." Mrs. Eddy is speaking of chastisements, and yet we note, with comforting reassurance, that she calls them "the wholesome chastisements of Love." Let us consider for a moment the import of her statement, for there are many weary ones, tired by the world's difficult problems, who are beset with the fear of punishment or frustrated by the suggestions of unrighteousness, discord, and impurity. We should be ready to help lift from ourselves and others these earth weights. It is the strength of God that removes even the heaviest burdens of sickness, sin, and discord, of whatever name or nature.

Christian Science teaches us how to utilize, by reflection, the strength of God to overcome our trials and difficulties. It stresses a God of love, a tender, merciful, compassionate God—the all-loving One who is utterly gracious, yet who demands perfection, righteousness, and justice.

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