"WISDOM, ECONOMY, AND BROTHERLY LOVE"

As we study the By-Laws of the Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy in the light of the spiritual understanding of God and His law which Christian Science reveals, we become increasingly aware of Mrs. Eddy's wisdom in providing these By-Laws for the guidance of the members of The Mother Church. She says of the Manual (Art. XXXV, Sect. 1), "It stands alone, uniquely adapted to form the budding thought and hedge it about with divine Love." As we understand and lovingly obey each By-Law, we find that it acts as a law of protection, enforcing obedience to divine law, until "the budding thought" grows into spiritual maturity and becomes a law unto itself, a law written in the heart, governing human consciousness.

In the early days of the Christian Science movement, our Leader did not think that Christian Scientists would need any special laws to guide them in the paths of spiritual rectitude, but she soon saw the need of such laws in order to restrain mortal mind and to ensure obedience to the divine laws of Life and Truth and Love.

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