THE SILENT LESSON

[Of Special Interest to Young People]

Christian Scientists regard Christ Jesus as their great Exemplar because he demonstrated completely his spiritual selfhood, or Christ. He proved by healing the sick and the sinning and raising the dead that man is the perfect, indestructible child of God and that the evidence of this fact in human experience is an immediate possibility. The Master's works supported his words. They were the works of an exemplar, needing no loud voice to proclaim or praise them nor any form of propaganda to make them more widely known and discussed. They were rather the silent lesson of a very righteous and holy man, a silent lesson to a world waiting to learn.

On page 126 of "Miscellaneous Writings" our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, says: "No reproof is so potent as the silent lesson of a good example. Works, more than words, should characterize Christian Scientists." The demonstration of Truth and its laws is possible to Christian Scientists today through the inspired discovery of Christian Science made by Mrs. Eddy. Her life was a silent lesson of consecrated endeavor and spiritual seeking; every day in her experience was a day of demonstration, a day in which to prove that God is omnipotent and omnipresent to heal, save, and bless. She tells her followers in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key tothe Scriptures" (p. 233): "Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. These proofs consist solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them."

NEXT IN THIS ISSUE
Poem
THE CHRISTLY PATH OF LIVING
July 26, 1952
Contents

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.

Submit