PUTTING AWAY ANGER

In the Bible is recorded the progressive unfolding to humanity of clearer views of Deity. The advancement is most clearly seen in the difference between the Old Testament and the New. For instance, in the Old Testament there are many references to "the anger of the Lord," whereas in the New Testament God is shown to be loving, and the Apostle Paul exhorts us (Eph. 4:31, 32), "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

This truer concept of God and man unfolded to a student of Christian Science through the following experience. At the head office where she worked she had to deal with papers submitted by outstations. She was very busy and found apparently unnecessary hindrances caused by mistakes made at the outstations more and more irksome. The student was aware that she was failing to demonstrate the truth which she had learned in Christian Science, but she seemed unable to let go the feeling of tension and to think rightly. In this plight she turned prayerfully to the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. The book opened at page 369, and these words stood out: "It is error even to murmur or to be angry over sin."

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