In her "Miscellaneous Writings" Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 110): "Beloved children, the world has need of you,—and more as children than as men and women: it needs your innocence, unselfishness, faithful affection, uncontaminated lives. You need also to watch, and pray that you preserve these virtues unstained, and lose them not through contact with the world. What grander ambition is there than to maintain in yourselves what Jesus loved, and to know that your example, more than words, makes morals for mankind!"

In the fifth chapter of Galatians (verses 19, 20, and 21) Paul sets forth the errors which need to be overcome by mortals, and in the following two verses he gives us the result of the spiritualization of thought when he says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

A study of the Bible and our Leader's writings reveals how important it is for us to watch and pray and to be obedient to the various admonitions which follow Mrs. Eddy's wise counsel. There is no better way of learning to watch and pray effectively than by daily studying the current Lesson-Sermon as given in the Christian Science Quarterly. These Lesson-Sermons consist of selected citations from the King James Version of the Bible and correlative passages from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. They are prayerfully prepared, and the truths they declare are divinely inspired. Each Lesson contains statements of truth applicable to present-day needs. The time spent, preferably during the early morning hours, in quiet, consecrated study and prayerful contemplation of God's allness before the demands of the day begin to occupy one's thought are very precious moments to Christian Scientists.

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