Everyone worships something, some concept of power which he enthrones in his thought. From one's thought of Deity is fashioned his experience. When Jesus met the woman at the well in Samaria, as related in the fourth chapter of John, he helped her to understand the right way to worship God. He said, "Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship." Then he went on to tell her, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."

This loving counsel of our Master's has been generally accepted by all Christians, but the full significance of its meaning came with the discovery of Christian Science by Mary Baker Eddy. On page 106 of her book "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy says: "It has long been a question of earnest import, How shall mankind worship the most adorable, but most unadored,—and where shall begin that praise that shall never end? Beneath, above, beyond, methinks I hear the soft, sweet sigh of angels answering, 'So live, that your lives attest your sincerity and resound His praise.'" In these words we see that real worship and praise of God are not found in the rites and ceremonies of formal religion, but in the spirit which motivates and governs the lives of His followers.

August 23, 1952

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