Meeting Our Brother's Need

One of the outstanding things about Mary Baker Eddy was the love she expressed toward her fellow workers. Never did she refuse this love, even when some of them apparently strayed from her teachings; and it was evidently her desire to do all she could to keep every worker in the undeviating path of spiritual progress.

Students of Christian Science recognize the fact that our Leader was divinely led and inspired. If, then, she recognized the vital importance of reaching out a helping hand to troubled fellow workers, we, as obedient followers of her teachings, may well give some thought to the matter.

How sorely may troubled workers sometimes need the steadying, strengthening hand of compassion! They may long for some sign from other Christian Scientists that they are standing by to help in their hours of trial. Such action is a true expression of the Godlike qualities of compassion, tenderness, and forgiveness. No claim of self-righteousness, impatience, hardness of heart, or immovable condemnation should be allowed to hinder us in this Christly endeavor. Well may we remember the words of Ezekiel if we are ever tempted not to put into practice these tender shepherding qualities (Ezek. 34:6): "My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them."

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"Innocency was found in me"
June 28, 1947

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