"To thine own self be true"

Early in the study of Christian Science we learn a profound but simple rule. When we have done all we can in our present state of spiritual progress and turn in prayer to God for guidance, we may be confident that we shall, in the measure of our humility and faithful expectancy, experience the fulfillment of the promise (Luke 11:9), "Ask, and it shall be given you." Beginner and experienced worker alike may freely use this simple rule of the Master's, which he himself followed unswervingly, for God's help is always available.

Working for some time without success on a case of serious chronic illness, the writer realized that he had reached the limits of his demonstrable understanding, and so he turned resolutely to God for inspiration and guidance. As he prayed earnestly and confidently, there came clearly to mind the advice of Polonius to Laertes in "Hamlet,"

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May 18, 1946

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