Not superficially do we find the way out of mortal belief and life into the spiritual truth of being. Deep sincerity and strong love for God and man are needed for this transformation of thought. Christ Jesus said on one occasion (Mark 12:30), "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength." And he added, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."

The Master knew the demand of God for absolute perfection, and he taught that only complete devotion to Truth, divine Principle, would make the demonstration of this perfection possible. He was too intelligent to believe that anything could be gained by loitering on the way to achieving the consciousness of reality.

Mary Baker Eddy understood the same demand, and we find these words in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 3): "The Divine Being must be reflected by man,—else man is not the image and likeness of the patient, tender, and true, the One 'altogether lovely;' but to understand God is the work of eternity, and demands absolute consecration of thought, energy, and desire."

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