A young student of Christian Science in talking with an older and more experienced worker asked the latter to give her some advice that would help her to become a more efficient practitioner. The older worker took up the copy of the Bible and of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy lying on his desk and said with loving firmness: "You have these books. Study them. Prove for yourself as well as for others. Above all else, keep your treatments simple—the simpler the better. Just know that you know what you know."

This sound advice has proved efficacious to the student in her practice. Many times when mortal mind would argue for more intensive treatments and attempt to burden her with the letter of Christian Science she has recalled the above words and silently and calmly known that she knew the truth of God and man, as well as the falsity of error, and that this truth was doing the work.

Here someone may ask, "But just what is the truth that you know, and how do you know it?" In other words, a new student of Christian Science might reasonably say, "Please explain to me the fundamentals, purpose, and efficacy of what you say." The answer is quite simple and may be obtained through the study of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health. On page 275 of this book the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science writes: "The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind,—that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle."

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November 15, 1952

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