A little child in a Christian Science Sunday School was asked to answer Pilate's searching question (John 18:38), "What is truth?" Quickly the child responded, "Good is truth." The wisdom of ages was enfolded in those simple words. Good is truth! Then evil, good's opposite, is not true. Christ Jesus designated evil as a lie and declared that there is no truth in it (John 8:44). He embodied the divine energies of Truth— goodness, purity, intelligence, harmony, understanding, sinlessness— and proved their power to destroy the unreal evidence of an evil mind opposed to God.

Christ Jesus fulfilled his mission with consecration and devout self-abnegation and left the seed of his teaching to multiply through the vitality of the very truth to which he witnessed. He had no fear that the good he taught would vanish with his personal departure from the human scene, for he understood the irresistible power of Spirit which impels the revelation of Truth.

Mary Baker Eddy writes in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 111): "Leaving the seed of Truth to its own vitality, it propagates: the tares cannot hinder it. Our Master said, 'Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away;' and Jesus' faith in Truth must not exceed that of Christian Scientists who prove its power to be immortal."

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October 16, 1948

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