"WHAT WE MOST NEED"

In our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy states (p. 4): "What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds. To keep the commandments of our Master and follow his example, is our proper debt to him and the only worthy evidence of our gratitude for all that he has done. Outward worship is not of itself sufficient to express loyal and heartfelt gratitude, since he has said: 'If ye love me, keep my commandments.'"

Today, in the final conflict between Spirit and the flesh, a determined effort is seemingly being made by error to weaken, frustrate, and befog the revelation of Truth. We need to search our consciousness with more diligence in the fervent desire for a clearer realization of man in the divine likeness. We need to apply with more spiritual understanding our knowledge of the truth. We need to rely more radically on God and to be sure that we keep the First Commandment (Ex. 20:3), "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

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