How can I make my Christian Science treatments more incisive, more effective, joyous, and complete? This is the query of all sincere workers in Science. Yet sometimes when we struggle with a problem, using the Concordances to the Bible and the works of Mary Baker Eddy and making affirmations and denials, we find that relief is difficult to get, or perhaps is gained only after we have enlisted the aid of a practitioner. Certainly there is an answer to be found in Christian Science.

Perhaps a clue may be obtained from an experience of the writer's. A friend of his has a rather widespread reputation for being a master cakemaker. Recently she baked one of her specialties which usually turns out six inches high and as light as a feather. But lo, this one rose not a bit and was thick, gummy, and inedible. The baker exclaimed with embarrassment, "Oh! I forgot to add the baking powder, and it didn't rise." Yet all the ingredients for a perfect cake were there except one tiny bit of leavening agent.

The above experience offers a comparison to the way one might treat a case in Christian Science. A Christian Scientist working on a case involving a dishonest and unjust situation, for instance, might well reason on the basis of the allness and omnipotence of God. He might, perhaps, realize that God is Principle, the only creator, and that man as God's creation must reflect this divine Principle. He could know that Principle includes inviolate law and is unadulterated good and indiscriminately just; hence that man is absolutely governed and controlled in his every motive and action by Principle.

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May 15, 1954

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