Meekness is a God-sent quality, potent and vital to man. It is the quality which opens to humanity the door of escape from sin, disease, and death. Christ Jesus, in his Sermon on the Mount, declared (Matt. 5:5), "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." These words were spoken as from the mount of revelation— from the spiritual altitude which the Master had reached at the close of his forty days and forty nights in close communion with God in the wilderness. Through his mighty wrestling's in solitude with the lying suggestions of evil, Jesus had proved the power of God to he supreme and effective in conquering self-indulgence, self-glorification, and self-aggrandizement. Indeed, not without complete self-surrender, or meekness, could the Master have achieved this mighty victory and thus have been enabled to help effectively those in dire need of healing.

In these times another great lover of God and man, Mary Baker Eddy, through meekness and self-forget-fulness, has been able to comprehend and prove by well-authenticated healings the omnipotence of God, good. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 30,31), speaking of Christ Jesus, Mrs. Eddy writes, "In meekness and might, he was found preaching the gospel to the poor." This faithful follower of the Master arose from what mortal sense called her deathbed, healed through the spiritual inspiration which came to her receptive thought while she was reading of Jesus' healing of the man sick of the palsy. Her unselfed love of humanity would not permit her to keep this glorious discovery to herself, but caused her to lay down her way of living and devote herself to searching out the rules by which all men would be able to understand and apply the truth to their individual needs.

True meekness is the expression of an absolute faith in God, good. It enables one to lay down a mortal sense of life and intelligence, with all the pride and prejudice which attend that sense, and open the door of consciousness to a higher and clearer view of God, man, and the universe. Meekness accepts without question the great fact of the perfection of all that Mind has created, and acknowledges that as this creation was in the beginning good, so must it be now, since God is changeless, the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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July 12, 1947

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