One who was burdened with exhaustion, which for years had robbed her of physical strength and interest in life, sought aid of a Christian Science practitioner. After a silent treatment, followed by simple explanations of Scriptural passages as Science interprets them, the mental weariness vanished. A new consciousness was revealed—a sense of life replete with joy and vigor. The pall which had settled upon the patient like a smothering cloud was gone, and the clear atmosphere of Spirit was suddenly disclosed. The contrast was startling. At one moment she was depressed, disinterested, exhausted; at the next happy, animated, rested.

All questions as to the divine verity of Christian Science are answered in such moments of awakening to spiritual reality. In the words of Mary Baker Eddy (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 195), "Christian Science is at length learned to be no miserable piece of ideal legerdemain, by which we poor mortals expect to live and die, but a deep-drawn breath fresh from God, by whom and in whom man lives, moves, and has deathless being." Christian Science is more than a means of regaining strength and sound health by mental means. It presents the true way of Life—divine Mind's mode of expression, and man as included in that unlabored outpouring of Life.

Church Membership—What It Means
January 28, 1950

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