LIVE AND LET LIVE

In her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 Mary Baker Eddy says (p. 2), "To live and let live, without clamor for distinction or recognition; to wait on divine Love; to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart,—this is the sanity and perfection of living, and my human ideal." We attain the perfection of living and our Leader's ideal by following the example of the Master, Christ Jesus, as she did.

To a rich young man who inquired how to gain eternal life, Jesus replied (Matt. 19:21), "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou bast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me." And we read that upon hearing these words, the young man "went away sorrowful." He had given himself to only a perfunctory observance of the Commandments. He was unwilling to learn truly to live by relinquishing his trust in matter as substance, and thus to come into an understanding of Life that would enable him to attain the perfection of living and contribute his share to the enrichment of the lives of his fellow men.

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