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ON SEEING GOD
"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" (Matt. 5:8). What does seeing God mean in human experience? To the sick or diseased person it means seeing himself in some degree as God's man, spiritual, whole, and harmonious, expressing the beauty, completeness, and activity of God, Life. To those who lack material means it is seeing the spiritual abundance and goodness of God's creation so clearly that it becomes evidenced in increased supply for every legitimate need. To the sorrowing it reveals the man of God's making as having suffered no loss, but as ever existing in the presence of Love. This Love, realized, wipes away all tears, brings joy in place of sorrow, and restores a true sense of completeness. To the lonely it brings an unlimited sense of companionship with all God's ideas.
Jesus made it plain that the required condition for seeing God, thus experiencing the healing benefits of the Christ, is to be pure in heart. No great visible deed is required. The need is simply and plainly to be pure in heart.
What do we need in order to be purified? Naaman found that it required the spirit of humility and trust in God. The prodigal son found that purity required him to forsake the pursuit of false pleasures and desires and to return to the goodness and love of his father's house. Paul's purification entailed a complete renunciation of his faulty convictions, associations, and activities.
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PATRICK J. HAMBROOK
Myrtle Ella Robertson
"BE STILL, AND KNOW"
ON SEEING GOD
LESTER G. BESOLD
STRAIGHT FROM GOD
Annie M. Bartholomew
BENEFITING BY CHRISTIAN SCIENCE TREATMENT
THOMAS B. HUDSON
THE READING ROOM—ITS SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICATION
NANCY F. CUSHMAN
"THEY SHALL BE FILLED"
EDITH P. SWENSON
"STEP BY STEP"
ELIZABETH G. HUDSPETH
THE IMMUTABLE FACT
JANE W. MC KEE
AT A LECTURE
Gladys W. Flint
THE PRACTITIONER'S SACRED MINISTRY
John Randall Dunn
WHAT SHALL I GIVE?
L. Ivimy Gwalter
At a time when I was laid low...
My gratitude for Christian Science...
Carroll Peterson Cole
I am deeply grateful for the...
Belle Gregory Crisp
Even before I was old enough to...
Elizabeth Davis Schlechting
When I was a small child my...
Mabel Lyon Sykes with contributions from Harold H. Sykes
About eleven years ago I was still...
William Wallace Cheney
PRAY FOR THE WORLD
Mary Stone Wallace
Signs of the Times
with contributions from William Clyde Martin, V. G. Aston, Joseph Auslander, John William Charles Wand, J. McKee