Circulation—Proof of Love's Universal Activity

A Parable beloved of Christian Scientists is the Master's story of the good Samaritan (Luke 10). In graphic phrase this parable illustrates the spirit of ministry prompted by the saving Christ. It shows the needy one bereft by the roadside, the self-righteous religionist and the preoccupied ecclesiastic passing by on the other side, and then the sincere, generous wayfarer going to help the one in trouble. He "came where he was," the Gospel says.

It is in just such terms of reaching out to meet the human need that Mary Baker Eddy defines the Christ on page 332 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." She states, "Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness." One who accepts this definition constantly strives to manifest the practical potentialities of the divine nature, to manifest the healing attributes of Godlikeness, which reveal man as the son of God. To express this true neighborliness. Christian Science emphasizes is the best means of advancing in one's own demonstration of spiritual dominion.

Every student of Christian Science prizes the privilege he has of reading and sharing with others the Christian Science periodicals. These publications, because of their enlightening content and their availability, are designed to fulfill the Christly mission typified by the good Samaritan. They can go where the need is. They can supply, in terms universally appreciable, the inspiration and encouragement which the seeker after Christian Science needs. They assist the inquirer and the student in their quest for that spiritual understanding which may always be gained from unbiased, prayerful study of the Bible and of Mrs. Eddy's works.

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Knowing the Truth
November 30, 1946

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